Patrolman Lee Lynam

Patrolman Lee Lynam

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, January 17, 1880

Lee Lynam

Patrolman Lee Lynam was shot and killed by a suspect he had arrested earlier in the day. The suspect was released and told to behave. He tracked down Patrolman Lynam and shot and killed him inside a cafe at 109 East Third Street.

The suspect was later apprehended and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Officer Lynam had served with the Dayton Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, five children, parents, and brother. He is buried in Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Section 31 Lot 83, Dayton, Ohio.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 7, 1880
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

ambush, retaliation

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Lee Lynam of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 59 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 17, 2018

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