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Name : Lynch, Michael 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 7077 Command: 022 Pct.
Date of Death: 1911-07-01   Cause of Death: Shot by Perpetrator
     
 Patrolman Lynch was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a drunk man. The suspect opened fire as officers entered the apartment. The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He was executed the following year.

Patrolman Lynch had been with the NYPD for six years. He was 32 years old.
  
 
     
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Comments from Friends    
     
Rest in peace brother.
— JOM

RIP our fallen brother.
— Det Andy Bershad

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 18, 2006, 10:57 am

May you RIP. Your Grandson. Michael J. Lynch IV If there is anyone out there that can help me find out more information about my grandfather, it would be greatly appreciated by myself, my children and grandchildren.
— Michael J. Lynch
Posted: October 6, 2008, 7:56 pm

Ptl Lynch, its amazing how fast justice worked in your day. You may have passed but you will nwver be forgotten. Rest in Peace Micheal.
— Tommy
Posted: July 1, 2013, 3:22 am

Michael we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: July 1, 2014, 4:30 am

Ptl Lynch was shot and killed inside a tenement at 347 West 37 st. After being shot, he was removed to French Hospital but could not be saved. He body was then taken by Police escort to his home at 306 West 143 St where his widow and two young daughters resided. His assailant was subsequently arrested hiding in a nearby building. He was identified as John Collins, who was tried and executed in the electric chair at sing sing on Aug 12th 1912. Ptl. Collins was 34 years old at the time of his death and was appointed to the Police Department on Oct 24th 1905. There are a number of archived newspaper articles which detail the circumstances of this crime.
— john
Posted: July 1, 2014, 6:55 am

Michael we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: July 7, 2015, 6:39 am

 


 

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