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PO Edward Byrne: ‘His short life mattered’

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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 12:34 pm, Thu Mar 6, 2014.

More than 100 police officers gathered in South Jamaica early Wednesday morning as the NYPD and the 103rd Precinct kept their promise to Edward Byrne and his family.

Wednesday morning marked the 26th anniversary of Byrne’s murder. The 22-year-old rookie was shot five times killed on the orders of an imprisoned drug kingpin as he was protecting a man known only as “Arjune” who was a witness in a narcotics case.

“Edward Byrne made a difference,” NYPD Commissioner William Bratton told the crowd at the intersection of Inwood Street and 107th Avenue.

“His short life mattered.”

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