Patrolman Edward J. Lynn

Patrolman Edward J. Lynn

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, November 30, 1938

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Edward J. Lynn

Patrolman Edward J. Lynn was shot and killed by an escaped convict.

He and his partner responded to a disturbance in a tavern at 10 S Pulaski Road. Upon their arrival, the officers were informed that a patron was carrying a concealed revolver. As the officers approached, the patron abruptly pulled out a revolver and began firing. Patrolman Lynn was mortally wounded before his partner shot and killed the subject.

It was later discovered that Patrolman Lynn's killer had escaped from the Boonville State Reformatory in Missouri, on July 31st, 1937. He was serving a seven-year sentence for robbery.

Patrolman Lynn had served with the Chicago Police Department for 11 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 132

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

escapee, disturbance

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Patrolman Lynn,
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 Chicago.


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November 30, 2018

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