Patrolman Thomas Lynch

Patrolman Thomas Lynch

New York Municipal Police Force, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 27, 1849

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Thomas Lynch

Patrolman Lynch killed after responding to a large dispute.

Patrolman Lynch responded to 16 Dover street after receiving a report of a large dispute. As he tried to mediate the dispute, he was struck in the head 11 times with an iron pipe. He was seriously injured and died 14 months later from his wounds.

Patrolman Lynch was assigned to the 4th Patrol District, the present day 1st Precinct.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 22, 1848
  • Weapon Blunt object; Pipe
  • Offender Not available

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 27, 2020

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