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Joseph Lemm, NYPD detective and Air National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan, remembered at funeral

Thousands turned out Wednesday to honor a NYPD detective and Air National Guardsmen killed in Afghanistan.

A funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 at St. Patrick's Cathedral for Joseph G. Lemm, who was killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomb on Dec. 21.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

Scroll down for photos from the funeral.

New York City Police Department officers carry the
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New York City Police Department officers carry the coffin of NYPD detective and Air National Guardsman Joseph Lemm into St. Patrick's Cathedral on Dec. 30, 2015 for his funeral Mass. Lemm was one of six American service members who died in a Dec. 21 attack.

New York City Police Department officers carry the
Photo Credit: John Roca

New York City Police Department officers carry the coffin of NYPD detective and Air National Guardsman Det. Joseph G. Lemm into St. Patrick's Cathedral on Dec. 30, 2015 for his funeral Mass. Lemm was one of six American service members who died in a Dec. 21 attack.

Ryan Lemm, 4, son of Det. Joseph G.
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Ryan Lemm, 4, son of Det. Joseph G. Lemm, the NYPD detective and Air National Guardsman killed last week in Afghanistan by a suicide bomb, arrives a St. Patrick's Cathedral for his father's funeral Mass on Dec. 30, 2015.

Ryan Lemm, 4, son of Det. Joseph G.
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Ryan Lemm, 4, son of Det. Joseph G. Lemm, the NYPD detective and Air National Guardsman killed last week in Afghanistan by a suicide bomb, arrives a St. Patrick's Cathedral for the funeral Mass of his father, on Dec. 30, 2015.

Ryan Lemm, 4, son of Det. Joseph G.
Photo Credit: John Roca

Ryan Lemm, 4, son of Det. Joseph G. Lemm, the NYPD detective and Air National Guardsman killed last week in Afghanistan by a suicide bomb, arrives a St. Patrick's Cathedral for his father's funeral Mass on Dec. 30, 2015.

New York City Police Department officers gather in
Photo Credit: John Roca

New York City Police Department officers gather in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan for the funeral Mass of NYPD detective and Air National Guardsman, Det. Joseph G. Lemm, on Dec. 30, 2015. Lemm was one of six American service members who died in a Dec. 21 attack.

A St. Patrick's Cathedral funeral Mass on Wednesday,
Photo Credit: John Roca

A St. Patrick's Cathedral funeral Mass on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, for Det. Joseph G. Lemm, the NYPD detective and Air National Guardsman killed last week in Afghanistan by a suicide bomb.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Commissioner John
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Commissioner John Miller arrive at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Dec. 30, 2015, for the funeral Mass of Det. Joseph G. Lemm, the NYPD detective and Air National Guardsman killed last week in Afghanistan by a suicide bomb.

Outside St. Patrick's Cathedral on Dec. 30, 2015,
Photo Credit: John Roca

Outside St. Patrick's Cathedral on Dec. 30, 2015, mourners observe the funeral for Det. Joseph G. Lemm, the NYPD detective and Air National Guardsman killed last week in Afghanistan by a suicide bomb.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano arrives at St.
Photo Credit: John Roca

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano arrives at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Dec. 30, 2015, for the funeral Mass for Det. Joseph G. Lemm, the NYPD detective and Air National Guardsman killed last week in Afghanistan by a suicide bomb.

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