Name : Lynch, Edward P. 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 10445 Command: 020 Pct.
Date of Death: 1937-12-07   Cause of Death: Shot-Burglary in progress
     
 Patrol Lynch, proud father of seven children, ranging in age then from 2 to 16 years, on the evening of December 7, 1937, off duty and in civilian clothes was preparing to take his wife and three of his children to see the others rehearse in a Christmas play. Going to the rear door of his home, 3250 Fenton Avenue, Bronx, the officer?s attention was attracted by the actions of an unknown man he observed lurking in the driveway. The intruder fled upon Lynch?s approach and ran east on Fenton Avenue, with the officer in pursuit. The chase ended in a driveway separating premises 3242 and 3244 Fenton Avenue, where the officer and fugitive exchanged shots, one of which penetrated the officer?s right breast.

A moment before, Mrs., Lynch had stepped from the home of a neighbor close by. She saw her husband plunge into the driveway, heard the roar of guns and reached his side as he fell unconscious. Lynch was still alive when his wife Ella, and a neighbor knelt over him. He breathed his last before an ambulance arrived from Fordham Hospital.

Lynch?s assailant is believed to have been the same sinister figure who a month later shot and killed Patrolman Tornatore. The place where Lynch met death is about a mile from the spot where Tornatore encountered the mysterious prowler one month later.

Lynch was 41 years old and had been a member of the Department since 1922. He was a veteran of the World War, having taken part in several major engagements and being wounded three times.
  
 
     
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I am a Sgt with the Town of Haverstraw PD in Rockland County, NY. Ed Lynch is my great grandfather, who I know watches over me.
— John Lawless

Rest in peace brother.
— JOM

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 6, 2006, 11:36 am

His sons, Lt. Edward P. Lynch, Detective James F. Lynch and Detective Thomas M. Lynch were proud to follow in his footsteps
— Jim Lynch
Posted: February 17, 2007, 5:33 pm

I am proud to be a Lynch
— Nancy (Lynch) Yannaco
Posted: February 3, 2009, 12:52 am

May He Rest in Peace, It's wonderful that our Fallen Brother's are not forgotten........God Bless America
— Det. Al Sheppard (Ret)
Posted: December 1, 2009, 3:46 pm

May his honorabe soul rest in peace.
— Art Donelan Det..Ret.
Posted: December 30, 2009, 9:47 am

Thanks you, Edward p.Lynch and thanks for your boys, Eddie, Jimmy and Tommy.ALL NYPD ALL HEROS. ITS GOOD TO BE A LYNCH TJ AND JOHN LYNCH
— TJ and JOHN LYNCH
Posted: March 7, 2010, 7:56 pm

Edward was my uncle. My father, James, was his brother. I grew up in Kansas City and never met him BUT he was often mentioned when another Uncle Thomas Lynch, and my father got together. I work in Cyber-Security. Law Enforcement is a theme that runs through our families' generations.
— Kathleen Alethea Lynch
Posted: November 25, 2012, 9:53 am

Officer Lynch was my grandfather. I never met him but knew of him from my grandmother, his widow, my mother, his eldest child, and from his other children, my aunts and uncles. He was much loved and sorely missed. The world lost an honorable and gracious man the day he was murdered yet his legacy lives on through his seven children, thirty-four grandchildren and his many great and great great grandchildren. My hope is that my mom and her four siblings are finally reunited with him.
— Kathleen Nugent
Posted: February 15, 2013, 4:16 pm

Ptl Lynch, you took a police action and paid with your life taking a police action, while keeping your neighborhood safe and attempting to rid it of a coward that was tough enough to commit crime but not pay the consequences. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Edward p., we pray for you.
— Tommy
Posted: December 7, 2013, 5:08 am

Edward we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: December 3, 2014, 8:29 am

 


 

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