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New York - NYPD Detective Among 6 American Troops Killed In Afghanistan

Published on: December 21, 2015 11:59 PM
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This photo provided by the New York City Police Department shows Detective Joseph Lemm. Police Commissioner William Bratton said on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, that Lemm is one of six American troops killed in a suicide attack near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. (New York City Police Department via AP)This photo provided by the New York City Police Department shows Detective Joseph Lemm. Police Commissioner William Bratton said on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, that Lemm is one of six American troops killed in a suicide attack near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. (New York City Police Department via AP)

New York - A New York City police detective is one of six American troops killed in a suicide attack near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

Police Commissioner William Bratton on Monday says Detective Joseph Lemm was a 15-year veteran of the New York Police Department and worked in the Bronx Warrant Squad.

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Bratton says Lemm served in the U.S. National Guard and, while a member of the police force, he had been deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Iraq. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

The troops were killed Monday when an attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into their patrol in a village near the airfield. Two others were wounded along with an Afghan.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility.



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 Dec 22, 2015 at 01:06 AM Anonymous Says:

I don't approve of NYPD officers with any kind of military background, and support forbidding police with that kind of contact. The military messes with its people's heads in a way that has the cops thinking and acting like they are serving as occupiers on a battlefield in a foreign country instead of as police in a local community. Also, having cops rotating in and out of active duty deployments increases the risk of having the negative psychological baggage of the deployment (for example, PTSD) influencing how they perform their duties in NYC.

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 Dec 22, 2015 at 07:46 AM Anonymous Says:

Cops get paid double when they are serving in the military. The Feds pay them, and there is a law that the city has to pay them also. For new recruits, that arrangement gives them a living wage, but once anyone gets any seniority or rank, it turns into serious double-dipping of very generous pay and benefits.

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 Dec 22, 2015 at 07:49 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

I don't approve of NYPD officers with any kind of military background, and support forbidding police with that kind of contact. The military messes with its people's heads in a way that has the cops thinking and acting like they are serving as occupiers on a battlefield in a foreign country instead of as police in a local community. Also, having cops rotating in and out of active duty deployments increases the risk of having the negative psychological baggage of the deployment (for example, PTSD) influencing how they perform their duties in NYC.

Do you have proof? Do you know personally that this detective was a bad abusive violent cop? Have you seen his personal file or something?

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 Dec 22, 2015 at 08:41 AM albroker Says:

all while their "commander in chief" is partying for 3 weeks in Hawaii.

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 Dec 22, 2015 at 09:02 AM mythoughts Says:

To #1, your comments are inappropriate at this. Save your lecturing for another day.

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 Dec 22, 2015 at 09:15 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

I don't approve of NYPD officers with any kind of military background, and support forbidding police with that kind of contact. The military messes with its people's heads in a way that has the cops thinking and acting like they are serving as occupiers on a battlefield in a foreign country instead of as police in a local community. Also, having cops rotating in and out of active duty deployments increases the risk of having the negative psychological baggage of the deployment (for example, PTSD) influencing how they perform their duties in NYC.

It's a good thing your non approval has no decision authority whatsoever.

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 Dec 22, 2015 at 11:06 AM IamYid Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

I don't approve of NYPD officers with any kind of military background, and support forbidding police with that kind of contact. The military messes with its people's heads in a way that has the cops thinking and acting like they are serving as occupiers on a battlefield in a foreign country instead of as police in a local community. Also, having cops rotating in and out of active duty deployments increases the risk of having the negative psychological baggage of the deployment (for example, PTSD) influencing how they perform their duties in NYC.

In other words, like a true leftist, you hate both police and military... and your own country too.

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 Dec 22, 2015 at 11:59 AM Bubbov Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

I don't approve of NYPD officers with any kind of military background, and support forbidding police with that kind of contact. The military messes with its people's heads in a way that has the cops thinking and acting like they are serving as occupiers on a battlefield in a foreign country instead of as police in a local community. Also, having cops rotating in and out of active duty deployments increases the risk of having the negative psychological baggage of the deployment (for example, PTSD) influencing how they perform their duties in NYC.

I wish your father had military background....maybe you would have turned out a little different.

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 Dec 22, 2015 at 12:05 PM Anonymous Says:

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IamYid Says:

In other words, like a true leftist, you hate both police and military... and your own country too.

I'm not a leftist; I've served in law enforcement, and have served in Somalia, and I love my country.
What have you ever done, big mouth?

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 Dec 22, 2015 at 02:35 PM mythoughts Says:

To #1, your comments are inappropriate at this. Save your lecturing for another day.

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 Dec 22, 2015 at 03:52 PM golani Says:

i salute this officer for going beyond the call of duty and having the guts to go to a country that breeds these ruthless murderers to try to keep us americans safe back at home

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