NYPD Detective Among 6 Americans Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Bombing

Det. Joseph Lemm was killed in a suicide bombing in Bagram.

Det. Joseph Lemm, a member of the Air National Guard, was a 15-year member of the department and a father of two.

"Detective Joseph Lemm epitomized the selflessness we can only strive for: putting his country and city first."

"Tonight, we grieve and we remember this selfless public servant who dedicated his life to protecting others," Bratton said.

In addition to those killed, two American service members and a contractor were injured during a patrol outside Bagram Air Base.

Bagram houses the majority of the 9,800 troops in Afghanistan, part of Operation Resolute Support, in place to train and assist Afghan military forces.