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Patrolman Gary L. Twyman | Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman

Gary L. Twyman

Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Monday, October 9, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 10/9/1995

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Suspect: Shot by other officers

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Patrolman Gary Twyman was killed after being stabbed. Patrolman Twyman, off duty and unarmed, was defending a woman who was being attacked by a knife wielding man. The man was later found by responding officers and was shot after refusing to surrender.

Patrolman Twyman had served with the agency for nine years.

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Dear Gary,
I never met you, but i met your mother at your father's funeral. I also met your daughter. I am going to your grave today, I am not quite sure how to get there. I thank you for your service and even though you are not on this earth anymore, I am sure you see all from heaven. We are in chaos, we are all lost, and we are all trying to do the right thing. We are all fighting over religion, we are fighting over racial discrimination, from all angles! Black versus white, white versus black! Police officers, firefighters, soldiers, paramedics, emts, parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, neighbors, mothers, fathers, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, volunteers and so on. There are many good souls on this earth as you well know. Many of us know right from wrong, and we still falter. We pray, we cry, we love, we hope, and we go on. Sometimes we judge, we get angry, we wonder why injustice happens. Then we yell, scream, cry, hate, blame and judge again. Over and over these things happen. There are drugs on our streets, there are child molesters in our neighborhoods, there are gangs, there is war and imminent danger for every human being on earth at this time. There are the wonderful elderly people, sober people, people trying to stay sober, there are ex gang members even trying to trust in God and recover from drugs and change. There is good and evil, in every aspect of all of our lives all over the world. Gary, Saturday the 20th of september 2014 will be approximately nineteen years, since you gave your life to protect others. With that being said, and there is so much more. Gary please know that, your daughter is okay, and she is right, you are a guardian angel. Gary please tell our father God, that we are sorry. Please ask him to forgive us, for we really don't know what we are doing. Amen

kandi cain
friend of the family
September 5, 2014

 

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