Patrolman Lee Lynam

Patrolman Lee Lynam

Dayton City Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, January 17, 1880

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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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Thank you for your service brother. May you never be forgotton. Rest in peace, we have the watch!

Commander Jeremy Sims
Matteson, IL PD

July 16, 2022

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