|Name:||Lynn, Edward J.|
|Memorial Panel #:||#PANEL#|
|District / Unit:||Fillmore Station|
|End of Watch:||30 November 1938|
|Incident Details:||Detective-Sergeant Edward Lynn, 37, was assigned to the Fillmore Station.
On November 30, 1938, Detective-Sergeant Lynn and his partner, Detective-Sergeant Allen Mulvey, were dispatched to investigate a patron with a gun in a bar. The patron, James Woods, had fallen asleep and stumbled to the floor. The bar’s owner attempted to help Woods stand up when he felt a gun in his coat. When the officers arrived, they informed Woods they were officers and attempted to pat him down. Woods drew his gun and shot Detective-Sergeant Lynn in the head. Detective-Sergeant Lynn was rushed to Garfield Park Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries
James Woods, an escaped convict, was later found through fingerprint identification.
Detective-Sergeant Lynn was laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery.