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Patrolman Stephen O. Flanagan | Kansas City Police Department, Missouri Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman

Stephen O. Flanagan

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, May 16, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed by Ptl. Flanagan

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Patrolman Stephen Flanagan was shot and killed by a known robber and swindler who had been in the neighborhood of West 14th for several days, and had been annoying the women and children in the area. The suspect had been staying with a family a 502 West 14th Street, but was asked to leave. The suspect refused the leave.

Patrolman Flanagan was investigating the complaints when he noticed the suspect standing in front of 502 West 14th Street. The suspect went inside the building, and Patrolman Flanagan followed him. As Patrolman Flanagan entered, with the intention of placing Spencer under arrest, he was shot. The two men then fired at each other, until both were fatally wounded.

Patrolman Flanagan had served with the Kansas City Police Department for three years.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 16, 2015

 

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