Detective Joseph J. Lynch

Detective Joseph J. Lynch

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, July 4, 1940

Joseph J. Lynch

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.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1423

Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Not available

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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.


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July 4, 2017

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