Special Agent Joseph G. Lemm

Special Agent Joseph G. Lemm

United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, December 21, 2015

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Joseph G. Lemm

Special Agents Joseph Lemm, Louis Bonacasa, Chester McBride, Michael Cinco, Adrianna Vorderbruggen, and Peter Taub were killed by a suicide bomber in a village near Bagram Air Base Afghanistan. Two U.S. Air Force Security Forces airmen who were with them were wounded in the attack.

The agents and airmen were conducting a joint patrol as part of an investigation when the bomber drove a motorcycle into them and detonated the explosives.

Special Agents Lemm and Bonacasa were posthumously promoted to the rank of special agent within the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Special Agent Lemm had been activated as a member of the New York Air National Guard and had served as a member of the New York City Police Department for 15 years. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of detective first grade within the NYPD.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Location Overseas
  • Weapon Explosives; Improvised device
  • Offender Suicide bomber

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Joe, you are truly missed each and everyday. The warrant squad, your friends throughout the NYPD and at the 105th, you had a huge impact on each and every person you met especially myself as i became NYPD after you. 3689 my brother. God Bless You and Louie! Until Valhalla

Police Officer Ben Hinderman

September 18, 2023

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