Patrolman Gary L. Twyman

Patrolman Gary L. Twyman

Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, October 9, 1995

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Gary L. Twyman

Patrolman Gary Twyman was killed after being stabbed at a home on Alley Street in Lynn.

Patrolman Twyman, off duty and unarmed, was defending a woman who was being attacked by a knife-wielding man. The man was later found by responding officers and was shot in the leg after refusing to surrender.

The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Patrolman Twyman had served with the Lynn Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his daughter, parents, two brothers, a sister, and a stepson.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to life

domestic, off duty

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I still miss you like crazy. I have your gray tie that your Mom aka "Ms. Sassy" gave me after we went to the Police Memorial in Washington that year. It still hangs in my room where it will remain.

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Jocelynn Kountze
Saugus Police Department.

May 13, 2024

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