Funeral held for soldier and NYPD detective killed in Afghanistan

Thousands of police and U.S. military service officers are expected in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City for a U.S. soldier and

Members of the Weston Police Department tell News 12 Connecticut they will be attending the funeral of Detective Joseph Lemm.

Members of the Weston Police Department tell News 12 Connecticut they will be attending the funeral of Detective Joseph Lemm. (12/30/15)

NEW YORK - Thousands of police and U.S. military service officers were in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City for a U.S. soldier and NYPD detective killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan.

Members of the Weston Police Department were in attendance for the funeral of Detective Joseph Lemm.

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

Lemm leaves behind a wife, a 17-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son.

Several other departments in southwestern Connecticut also had officers at the funeral.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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