Body of NYPD officer killed in Afghanistan returned to NY

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The body of one of the six U.S. troops killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan last week has been returned to New York.

Members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing, the New York Police Department and Joseph Lemm's family were at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh when his remains arrived Monday afternoon aboard one of the air wing's C-17 aircraft.

The 45-year-old Westchester resident was a technical sergeant in the Air Guard's 105th Base Security Squadron and a 15-year veteran of the NYPD. He was killed last Monday when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber outside Bagram Air Base.

Five other Americans also died, including Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa of Long Island. The 31-year-old from Coram was also a member of the Stewart-based security unit.
 

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