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Patrolman Edward J. Lynn | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Edward J. Lynn

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 30, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 132

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Edward J. Lynn was shot and killed by an escaped convict. Officer Lynn and his partner responded to a disturbance in a tavern. Upon their arrival, the officers were informed that a patron was carrying a concealed revolver. As the officers approached, the patron abruptly pulled out a revolver and began firing. Officer Lynn was mortally wounded. His partner shot and killed the suspect.

It was later discovered that Officer Lynn's killer had escaped from the Jefferson City, Missouri Prison on July 31, 1937. He was serving a seven year sentence for robbery.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Lynn. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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