Chief of Police Thomas F. Lynch

Chief of Police Thomas F. Lynch

Abington Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, February 15, 1942

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Thomas F. Lynch

Chief of Police Thomas Lynch was killed in an automobile crash while attempting to stop a speeding vehicle.

He the patrol car he was riding in was struck head-on by another vehicle near the intersection of Brockton Avenue and Bedford Street. The officer he was with suffered serious injuries but survived.

The other vehicle was driving on the wrong side of the roadway.

Chief Lynch had served with the Abington Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 14, 1942

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Chief Lynch,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Abington. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 15, 2022

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