Funeral held for NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm killed in Afghanistan

Mourners attended the funeral Wednesday for an NYPD detective and U.S. serviceman killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. Family, friends and colleagues gathered to

An NYPD detective and U.S. service man killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan was laid to rest today.

An NYPD detective and U.S. service man killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan was laid to rest today. (12/30/15)

THE BRONX - Mourners attended the funeral Wednesday for an NYPD detective and U.S. serviceman killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan.

Family, friends and colleagues gathered to pay their respects to Detective Joseph Lemm at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan. 

The 45-year-old was killed by a suicide bomber along with five other American troops. 

Lemm was a 15-year NYPD veteran who served on the Bronx warrant squad since 2014. He lived in Westchester County.

He was a technical sergeant in the U.S. Air National Guard.

Lemm leaves behind a wife and two children.

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