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Lennie Briscoe is a character from the television series Law & Order, also appearing on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and is portrayed by Jerry Orbach. He was a detective with the NYPD.

Lennie had a long career full of friends and battles. He had to face many relationship and personal issues. His drinking caused the end of marriages and strained relationships with his daughters. One daughter died from a drug overdose, and it was hard for him to reconcile. Although he had his ups and downs, he did persevere.

Lennie was a good cop with plenty of quips. With such a long history, he had seen many partners and criminals. After the actor's death (Jerry Orbach), his character's death was also written into the show. His three partners mentioned his death in 3 separate episodes.

Lennie was a wonderfully perfect character, flawed but you cared and hoped for him. He will always be missed...