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Patrolman Michael J. Lynch | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Michael J. Lynch

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, December 8, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # 5343

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Arrested and Charged

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Patrolman Michael J. Lynch, on special detail at an A and P store at 458 E. 37th Street, was shot to death at 5:35 P.M. by one of two bandits when he attempted to stop a robbery in progress. A third accomplice was acting as a lookout in front of the store.

The armed men escaped but on December 11th, they were booked for murder after making a confession and on December 12th all three were held to the Grand Jury by the Coroner.

Patrolman Lynch was survived by his wife and four children.

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Thank you Officer Halloran for remembering my Uncle, Joe Lynch. As my grandfather died when my mother Rita was an infant, the only stories I ever heard about my grandfather were from Joe. Joe was a great son, brother, and uncle. He took care of his family when they were in need. My grandfather would have been proud of him.

I am honored to be your granddaughter Michael Lynch. Even though we never met, I have always had a special place in my heart for you.

Peggy Schott
October 31, 2014


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