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Patrolman John T. Lynch

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, January 16, 1908

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Reflections for Patrolman John T. Lynch

Ptl. Lynch, today marks the 111th anniversary of your murder. You inspire amazing amounts of admiration by holding onto your murderer. How tragic that he was released in 1942. When will you be released?

Brother, you served your city well. God Bless you and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

January 16, 2019

I am a Boston resident and many times I have passed by his memorial marker here in the city. Today being the anniversary of this hero's death I made sure to compose a reflection to honor this American hero. In 2016 we need to stand by our law enforcement officers and back them up and support law enforcement. When I go to my regular 10:30AM Sunday Mass at St. Brigid of Kildare I will praying for this hero and remembering his life. God Bless our Police Officers and stay safe out there to all LEOs.

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

January 17, 2016

I was eating in a Boston restaurant and looked up and saw a memorial to this officer on a light pole near where he passed. I then looked him up on this website. May he rest in peace.

Michael Todd, ret.
JPD / WCSO

July 18, 2014

Patrolman Lynch you are remembered by your fellow officers. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

January 16, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 104th 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect. You displayed valor to the end and got your man.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 16, 2012

Ptl. Lynch, I find your actions on the night you were murdered to be commendable to the extreme. After being shot you still held onto the suspect. You obviously were and would have continued to be an amazing member of the Boston Police. Your absence no doubt hurt the BPD greatly. You are truly a hero to be admired and your memory respected.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 10, 2010

Patrolman Lynch,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

January 16, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, AS ALWAYS THIS WRITER IS DISAPPOINTED THAT JUSTICE WAS NOT FULLY SERVED ON YOUR BEHALF.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 6, 2008

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice so others can walk without fear.
May you REST IN PEACE.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction

August 21, 2007

No officer should be without a reflection. I send this one to thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice and for paving the way for the future for us to follow, on the thin blue line. Thank you.

January 15, 2005

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