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. Officer Lynn and his partner responded to a disturbance in a tavern. 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. Officer Lynn was mortally wounded. His partner shot and killed the suspect.

It was later discovered that Officer Lynn's killer had escaped from the Jefferson City, Missouri Prison on July 31, 1937. He was serving a seven year sentence for robbery.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 132

Incident Details

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

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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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