NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
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