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June 8, 2003

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Head Of Police Union Re-elected By A Landslide

The head of New York City’s police union has been re-elected by a landslide.

A spokesman for the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association says Patrick Lynch took 70 percent of the nearly 12,000 votes cast, defeating challenger Thomas Barnett.

The top five executive of the PBA, which represents 36,000 rank-and-file members of the NYPD, were also re-elected.

In a statement, Lynch, who first became president of the union in 1999, said that during the last four years his team has improved benefits for officers.