Patrolman Edward P. Lynch

Patrolman Edward P. Lynch

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, December 7, 1937

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Edward P. Lynch

Patrolman Edward Lynch was shot and killed while off-duty in his driveway on Fenton Avenue, the Bronx, while investigating a possible prowler.

The suspect was believed to be responsible for a large number of burglaries in the area. Following the murder of Patrolman Lynch, a foot post was assigned to the block where Lynch had lived in an attempt to capture the suspect. On January 6, 1938 the same suspect shot and killed Patrolman Anthony V. Tornatore as he walked that foot post. The suspect was never arrested.

At the time he was shot, Patrolman Lynch was leaving his home to attend a school Christmas play in which four of his seven children were performing.

Patrolman Lynch was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 10445

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Rest in peace Patrolman Lynch. My father served with the 102nd precinct for almost forty years from 1928 until 1966. Your bravery and honor will always be so respected. To leave a widow and seven children behind, wow! What an angel!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2018

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