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Patrolman Timothy Flavin | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Timothy Flavin

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, May 8, 1886

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # 691

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/4/1886

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Four executed

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Patrolman Timothy Flavin was assigned to Haymarket Square on May 6, 1886 to disperse protestors. After a bomb exploded, a gun battle ensued and Patrolman Timothy Flavin was struck several times.

Patrolman Flavin served with the agency for 18 months and was assigned to the 4th Precinct. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Eight men were arrested and charged with murder. Seven were sentenced to death and the other got 15 years. On November 11, 1887, four were executed by hanging. The day before one killed himself by exploding a dynamite cap in his mouth that had been smuggled to him. The other three were pardoned by Governor Altgeld in 1893.

Eight police officers were killed during the Haymarket Riot labor dispute. The officers were at the scene of a civil disorder when the rioters opened fire and threw a bomb into the crowd. Eight police officers suffered fatal wounds and 70 other people were injured by the gunfire and explosion.

The officers who were killed included Patrolman Mathias Degan, Patrolman John Barrett, Patrolman George Miller, Patrolman Timothy Flavin, Patrolman Thomas Redden, Patrolman Nels Hansen and Patrolman Michael Sheehan. Patrolman Timothy Sullivan succumbed to his wounds two years later, on June 13, 1888.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Patrolman Mathias J. Degan
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Tuesday, May 4, 1886
Cause: Bomb

Patrolman George Miller
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Thursday, May 6, 1886
Cause: Bomb

Patrolman John J. Barrett
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Thursday, May 6, 1886
Cause: Bomb

Patrolman Michael Sheehan
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Sunday, May 9, 1886
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Thomas Redden
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Monday, May 17, 1886
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Nels Hansen
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Monday, June 14, 1886
Cause: Bomb

Patrolman Timothy Sullivan
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Wednesday, June 13, 1888
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Flavin. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 30, 2012

 

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