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Detective Joseph J. Lynch | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Detective

Joseph J. Lynch

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, July 4, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1423

Cause: Bomb

Weapon: Explosives; Bomb

Offender: Not available

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Detectives Joseph Lynch and Ferinand Socha were killed when a time bomb they were inspecting exploded. The two detectives were inspecting the bomb, which had been discovered at the British Pavilion on the World's Fair grounds in Flushing, Queens.

Members of the Bomb Squad, including Detectives Socha and Lynch, had removed the bomb to a safe location when it exploded.

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Detective Ferdinand A. Socha
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Thursday, July 4, 1940
Cause: Bomb

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Det. Lynch,
On today, the 77th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
July 4, 2017

 

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