Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Edward P. Lynch

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, December 7, 1937

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Reflections for Patrolman Edward P. Lynch

This is my great grandfather. My grandfather became a NYPD detective to solve his cold case. He died when my mom was 4 by an act of god.


Scott Albrecht Jr., Esq.
Great grandson

March 17, 2024

Rest in peace Patrolman Lynch. My father served with the 102nd precinct for almost forty years from 1928 until 1966. Your bravery and honor will always be so respected. To leave a widow and seven children behind, wow! What an angel!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2018

Rest in peace hero.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 7, 2017

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

Robyn Wilkes

December 4, 2015

I am another granddaughter. My Mom, Kathleen, was the eldest child and she, along with her sister Eileen, was near him and witnessed his murder.
She was sixteen. She never forgot and carried her love and grief with her always.
My grandmother never remarried and lived for more than forty five years without her beloved husband. I was fortunate that she shared his love letters, written from the French trenches during WWI, with me. He was a talented, literary poet and his love for her was enduring.
They had seven children, one, Thomas, still a babe, when he was killed. Three were boys who followed in their father's footsteps and became one of New York's Finest.
Many of his grandchildren and great grandchildren followed in turn and joined the ranks of Blue.
None of us knew him, his youngest children could not remember him, but he is remembered through all the loving stories told by my grandmother and his older children who knew him well and loved him dearly.
The City of NY honored him and remembers him by naming a Triangle patch of land in his name. I was pleased and privileged to see our Country's memorial in Washington, DC, for him along with way too many other fallen Officers.
Thank you for this website and to all those who reflect on it lest he and his fellow Officers killed by trying to protect should be forgotten.

Kathleen Nugent

February 14, 2013

I posted here before but it is not showing up. My grandfather, Edward Patrick Lynch, died leaving a wife and seven children. My sister and I never had the opportunity to meet our grandfather but we still honor and love him. We provided the picture seen by his name. He has many, many grandchildren and great grandchildren - many who have served in related fields.

Lori Williams, Probation Officer
Granddaughter of Fallen Officer

February 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 74th 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.

How proud you must be to know that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 7, 2011

We never met, but I have visited your grave site often. I am another Granddaughter. I am your youngest son Tom's eldest daughter. My dad had also followed in your foot steps until his life was taken. My son Patrick now has the bug to go blue as well.

Your granddaughter Carol


January 15, 2011

Gone but not forgotten.
RIP Edward


December 7, 2010

The funeral line was long, There's an awful lot of cars, Folks came out of the restaurants, They came out of the bars.
The workers at the construction sites All let their hammers drop. Someone asked. "What is this all for?" And they said, "Aw, just a cop."
Some chuckled at the passing cars. Some shed a silent tear Some people said, "It's stupid," "all these dumb policemen here."
"How come they are not out fighting crime?" "Or in a doughnut shop?" Sure is a lot of trouble, For someone who's just a cop."
They blocked the intersections, They blocked the interstate. People yelled and cursed, "Damn, it's gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!" "They're makin' us all stop!" "It seems they are sure wastin' time, On someone who's just a cop."
Into the cemetery now, The slow procession comes, The woeful Taps are slowly played. There's loud salutes from guns.
The graveyard workers shake their heads "This service is a flop." "There's lots of good words wasted, On someone who's just a cop"
Yeah, just a cop to most folks. Did his duty every day. Trying to protect us, Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven, St. Peter put him at the top. An angel asked him, "Who was that?" And he said, "Aw, just a cop."
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

May God be with everyone!!!!!!!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

March 28, 2009

Rest in Peace Officer Lynch, you are missed but will never be forgotten...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

January 9, 2009

You are not forgotten. Rest in peace, Sir.

AZ Narc

February 8, 2006

We came across this site and found our Grandfather. We never met him, he died when his children were young. Our Mother was the second of seven children. Two of his sons followed in his footsteps serving the people of NYC for many years. By finding this site our Grandfather came to life for us. Thank you.

Terry and Lori


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