BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Edward C. Lynch Killed in the Line of Duty on this day 59 Years Ago: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer Edward G. Lynch who was killed in the line of duty 59 years ago today. On March 1, 1964, officer Edward C. Lynch was in pursuit of a stolen motor vehicle. He was involved in a motor vehicle accident and was taken to a local area hospital. He succumbed to his injuries five days later.
Officer Lynch was assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) and had served with the Boston Police Department for five years. Officer Lynch was also U.S Army veteran of the Korean War. He was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, MA, and was survived by his wife and two children.
Officer Lynch’s name is forever imprinted on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in our nation’s capital on Panel 42 West Line 32. His name can also be seen on the BPD’s Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Massachusetts State Law Enforcement Memorial located on the lawn of the Massachusetts State House in Boston.