Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Air National Guardsman Killed in Afghanistan was also NYPD Detective

Joseph Lemm, NYPD detective, killed in Afghanistan bombing, NYPD says
News Day
By Zachary R. Dowdy
Updated December 22, 2015 1:51 AM

NYPD Det. Joseph Lemm, also a staff sergeant in the Air National Guard, was killed Monday in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of five other U.S. service members. Above, Lemm is shown at his 2013 surprise welcome home party in West Harrison in Westchester County. Photo Credit: News12 Westchester
The NYPD mourned the death of yet another one of its own Monday, this time a 15-year veteran cop pulling double duty in the Air National Guard when he died in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, police said.

Five other American service members also were killed in the bombing, and two others were wounded, a U.S. official said.

Joseph Lemm, 45, promoted to NYPD detective in January 2014, died after a motorcycle-riding attacker loaded down with explosives, slammed into a patrol unit in a village not far from Bagram Air Field, officials said.
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