Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James Francis Lynch

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer James Francis Lynch

Officer Lynch,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2021

I cannot say enough or offer enough tears or emotions for the numerous, numerous amazing men and women who gave so selflessly and heroically that day and for still many, the numerous days that followed over the numerous years to come. On this 19th anniversary of one of the deadliest days for American law enforcement I'd like to say to you all thank you, God Bless you and rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 11, 2020

Words cannot express the sorrow I feel of finding out that you perished at the World Trade Center. You were the first Police Officer that I was assigned to work with when I became a Police Officer for the Penn Central Police Department in Weehawken New Jersey . I was assigned to you by Lt. John Long. after being changed assignment I saw you once more in Penn Station Newark NJ. I remember telling you that I wanted to join the Port Authority Police Department as my brother, John Ramirez worked in the Crash Crew at Kennedy Airport. I did not find out that you did become a Port Authority Police Officer as I resigned the Conrail Police (formerly Penn Central), to join the Amtrak Police. I did go to Ground Zero on my day off on September 14, 2001 along with several other Probation Officers from Westchester County (As I became a Probation Officer after having to leave the Amtrak Police Department due to an on the job Injury. I felt that I had to be there as I used to work with Port Authority Police Officers at Penn Station Newark New Jersey and that my own brother (who was retired due to an on the job injury was a Port Authority Police Officer) . I had the honor of being taken on tour at the World Trade Center and saw the Police Headquarters, along with going to the roof and taking pictures of the Centennial Celebration of the Brooklyn Bridge. Anyway I kept feeling like I knew someone there, but never dreamed that it was you! Unbeknownst to my wife, I went to Ground Zero without her knowledge as I had been involved in a shooting at my job on June 22, 2000. I went with another Probation Officer who had retired from the Port Authority named Frank Garcia. Anyway I found out that you died as I was watching the news and looked at all the names and yours was the only one I recognized, and I prayed to God that it wasn't you. May you Rest in Peace and may God keep you in the palms of his hand. God Bless You! Your Friend Always, Eddie A. Ramirez

Eddie A. Ramirez Retired PO
Penn Central Conrail Amtrak PD

October 20, 2016

Thank you James Lynch and RIP.

Never forgotten!!

Anonymous
Edison

September 11, 2014

Jimmy Lynch went through the academy with my father. He was in their wedding and he was my first "crush" when I was little. He was always such a wonderful man to my parents, me too! The day we found out was the only day of my life that I know of that my father cried. My father is now in heaven with his dear friend enjoying each others company again. Love you both.

Dani Lynn
Investigator West's Daughter

September 10, 2013

Jim Lynch and I worked together on Conrail Police before we both left and joined our respective departments. We stayed in touch and I often ran into him at Newark Airport. He was a wonderful and caring person. I will never forget him.

Chief Patrick Shannon
Elizabeth Police Department

March 30, 2013

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Today I climbed 110 stories to honor your bravery and sacrifice 10 years ago. Each public safety member lost that day was represented by firefighters, police, and EMS from around the Charlotte region. We honor your sacrifice and think of your family today.

Detective Komis
CMPD

September 11, 2011

Jimmy,

10 long years since we laughed, fished & spent some carefree time. I wish I knew then how valuable that time really was... Thank you hero

Tom Lidon
Friend

September 9, 2011

I am forever in debt to the 23-37 and the 343. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten. You are a true hero, Thank you for your service Sir.

Deputy and Firefighter
Glades County, Florida

September 11, 2009

Officer Lynch,
Sir, on today the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and all the other LEOs that died that day for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

September 11, 2009

You are not forgotten...thank you

Anonymous

September 11, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, FOR HELPIPNG PROTECT OUR COUNTRY!!!!

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

March 12, 2009

HEY JIM, ITS BEEN A LONG TIME, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU, WE HAD GOOD TIMES AT THE BOAT DOCK WHEN I KEPT MY BOAT NEXT TO YOURS I THINK I STILL OWE YOU THAT BEER? JIM YOU ARE A GREAT COP I MISS YOU. MIKE FRM MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICER NOW IN VIRGINIA

DEPUTY SHERIFF MICHAEL C THOMPSON
CLARKE COUTY SHERIFFS OFFICE PATROL DIV

November 5, 2008

You are not and will never be forgotten. You and the other brothers we lost that day are HEROES and will be remembered forever! Rest high on the streets of Heaven!

Deputy Brant Pewitt
Williamson Co. Sheriff's Dept TN.

September 11, 2007

Dear Jim:
Each of us has a quest of some sort. Yours, was perhaps the most noble of all...to save as many lives as possible in the midst of horror and death. My quest, in addition to protecting those who cannot protect themselves, is to continue with the promise I made to each of you who gave all you had: to write a reflection to each and every one of you. And so here is yours.
Americans love a winner, and won't tolerate a loser. Your dedication and honor of 11 September 2001, has forever immortalized you as a winner, a real champion, a hero, and every other name one can think of to describe your tenacity and professionalism. The animals that designed that attack, are losers in so many ways, but I won't waste any more space on this most sacred site, talking about that vermin.
Your family must be very proud of you. I know that New York is, America is, and so are all your fellow brothers in blue. My prayer for you and your family, is that the peace of our Heavenly Father be with you both always, and that perhaps you can smile down on those of us still here, knowing we have the watch now. All is well, the thin blue line has held. My saying that I live by is given to you with love and respect: "Above all else, honor". Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

April 18, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Officer James Lynch and his fellow officers with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department and most especially to James:

Mere words seem insignificant to honor your heroism and courage which will never be forgotten. On this the fifth anniversary week of the tragic devastation wreaked upon our nation, those brave men and women who lost their lives safeguarding others are remembered and revered.

May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect and gratitude for the twenty five years of distinquished service James gave to his community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on Septmeber 11, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Department, CA; eow 4/24/05

September 14, 2006

a hero lives forever...

September 13, 2006

Thinking of you and your loved ones on this tragic day in history. You will never be forgotten and will be forever a hero.

Nicole Burdette
Wife of Deputy Alex Burdette EOW 3-12-05

September 11, 2006

HERO! Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
Tennessee

July 17, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 29, 2004

MY BROTHER, MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS THEY GO ON WITH THEIR LIVES. YOU ARE TRULY A HERO AND WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. YOU SERVED WELL, NOW REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

December 1, 2004

There are but two persons who protect the sinful human race from destroying itself. One is God's Holy Spirit. The other is the Peace Officer. Without them, we would all perish at each other's hands.

You were called into this profession and our Lord and Savior has blessed you because:
According to Romans 13.1-5...
God ordains the Peace Officer’s profession.
The Peace Officer is sent by God.
The Peace Officer is vested with God's authority to enforce the law.
A Peace Officer's badge is to be honored by us, because God honors it.

You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for your fellow man, while serving, defending, and protecting others in your community.

Thank you for your service to America. Your efforts saved thousand that horrible day.
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. You will be in our hearts forever.

September 11, 2001---Gone, but Never Forgotten.

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

James like your comrades that fateful day you are remembered. Your are held in high esteem. You are remembered. God Bless all the loved ones left.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

March 16, 2004

I had the privilege to have known James Lynch. I just need to let the world know, that my experences with James Lynch can only be described as him being one of the most respected persons i ever met!!! and i would of said that before the cowards took him from us. I will never forget him and I will share my memories of him whenever that imfamous day is brought up. HIS LEGACY IS FAR REACHING!!

deputy sheriff
suffolk sheriff

December 5, 2003

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