Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John Joseph McGlynn

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, October 18, 1924

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Reflections for Patrolman John Joseph McGlynn

Im from the UK but my family is irish, my grandad told stories of a phillip j Mcglynn involved with the shoot out and subsequent death of Frank Capone, ive never doubted him but i would love to hear more from others who know the history.
Either way another hero laid to rest even if we were related or not. and true irish warrior as are all my people .
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Liam Bligh (civilian)
Possible great great grandfather

November 13, 2020

My father's older brother, John McGlyn ( family spelling) I always knew him as " my brother Johnny the cop" . He was a father to my dad because their dad died of typhus when my Dad was an infant. My Grandmother managed to buy a stained glass window in 1926, honoring her son in Saint Patrick's Church at 95th street and 4th Avenue, Brooklyn. I always thought that was a true refection of her loss and faith . I can't begin to imagine how she paid for it , a widow with 5 children. John was her rock. It is wonderful to see these Reflections, thank you all.

Ellen McGlyn Solensky
Grand niece

October 27, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 19, 2017

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 18, 2017

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman McGlynn and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 13, 2015

Patrolman McGlynn,
On today, the 89th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your family and love ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 18, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 18, 2011

Gone , "But not forgotten"


October 18, 2010

My father was a police officer and always spoke of Uncle Johnny and how he died on the police boat. I always wanted to know more about Uncle Johnny. Thank you for sharing this story. He has never been forgotten and will always be remembered.
God bless all the sacrifices made by police officers.

Marianne Casey

October 20, 2007

Taken away but not forgoten, GOD BLESS

Detective Reyes
NYPD (Ret)

October 18, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 16, 2007

Rest in peace brother, your service and sacofice is not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 19, 2003

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