BPD Remembers: 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 57 years ago today. Officer Edward G. Lynch died as a result of injuries sustained following a motor vehicle accident while in pursuit of a stolen motor vehicle at about 4:00 AM on Friday March 6, 1964. He was taken to a local area hospital where he later died during emergency surgery.
Officer Lynch was assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) and had served with the Boston Police Department for five years. 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 one which was recently discovered after careful research. His name is expected to be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in June, 2021, as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House in Downtown Boston.