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NYPD cop among six killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing


Monday, December 21, 2015, 8:48 PM

An NYPD cop was among the six Americans killed Monday in Afghanistan when a suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into an international patrol, the Daily News has learned.

Staff Sgt. Joseph Lemm, who is a member of Bronx Street Crimes Unit, was among the six killed.

Two other American soldiers and an Afghan soldier were wounded.

“Earlier today, we lost one of our Finest in a suicide bombing in Bagram, Afghanistan,” said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

His statement also said:

“Detective Joseph Lemm epitomized the selflessness we can only strive for: putting his country and city first.

Detective Lemm not only served New Yorkers as a member of this Department, but served his country as a member of the U.S. Air National Guard. Detective Lemm was a fifteen year veteran of the NYPD and was promoted to Detective in January of 2014, serving in the Bronx Warrant Squad. As a member of the NYPD, Detective Lemm was deployed three times, twice to Afghanistan and once to Iraq.

Detective Lemm leaves behind a wife and two children.

Tonight, we grieve and we remember this selfless public servant who dedicated his life to protecting others.”

With News Wire Services

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