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Police Officer Joseph C. Flanders | Swainsboro Police Department, Georgia Swainsboro Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer

Joseph C. Flanders

Swainsboro Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, July 18, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Winchester

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Flanders was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a murder suspect. When he ordered the man to come down off his wagon he raised a rifle and shot Officer Flanders once killing him instantly.

The suspect fled to South Carolina where he shot and killed Deputy Sheriff Chester Ahl, of the Aiken County Sheriff's Department, five days later.

The suspect was shot and killed by two deputy sheriffs in Andalusia, Alabama on March 5, 1903.

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Deputy Sheriff Daniel Curtis Ahl
Aiken County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 22, 1902
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Officer Flanders. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

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April 3, 2012

 

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