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PBA President Patrick Lynch Faces Leadership Challenge From Unhappy Cops

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26:  PBA president Patrick Lynch outside Christ Tabernacle Church prior to his wake on December 26, 2
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: PBA president Patrick Lynch outside Christ Tabernacle Church prior to his wake on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

There might be a new sheriff in town at the police union.

A group of upstarts plans to challenge lightning rod Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch and his leadership team.

Brian Fusco, 47, a PBA trustee representing cops in south Brooklyn, said Tuesday that he’s running for president as part of the group calling itself “Strengthen the Shield.”

The cops are on the PBA board but have been unhappy with Lynch, who’s been at the helm for 16 years.

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