A plaque was revealed today, Wednesday September 2, 2015, at the Boston Police Academy in Hyde Park in honor of Retired Superintendent John M. Lynch on the one year anniversary of his passing. His loving wife of 70 years, Helen R. (Curly) Lynch, was on hand as Commissioner Evans revealed the touching tribute. Superintendent Lynch proudly served his country during World War II as a U.S. Naval Aviator aboard the USS Essex, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses.
Superintendent Lynch joined the Boston Police Department in September of 1946, and spent much of his career as a member of the Mounted Unit. He recognized that the Mounted Unit occupied a special place within the BPD as both a highly effective police tool and as a means for developing goodwill for the department in the community.
He was promoted to Superintendent in 1972 and completed his remarkable career with his retirement in 1977.