Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer John T. Lynch Age: 28 years old Boston Police End of Watch: Thursday, January 16, 1908
Patrolman Lynch was shot and killed as he and another officer were looking for three men who had just robbed a store at 364 Washington Street, running off with several sweaters. After Patrolman Lynch and the other officer split up he found one of the suspects and was shot by him as he grabbed him. The other officer who heard the shot ran back to find Patrolman Lynch holding on to the suspect. Patrolman Lynch died minutes later.The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life June 9, 1908. He was paroled December 24, 1942.

Remembering …

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The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

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