Patrol Officer Johnathan Paul Flora

Patrol Officer Johnathan Paul Flora

Anchorage Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Monday, September 8, 1975

Johnathan Paul Flora

Officer Flora was shot and killed after responding to a burglary at a local drug treatment center. Once on the scene Officer Flora noticed a broken window and shined his flash light into it for a better look. He holstered his weapon, pushed open the window, and began climbing in when a shot rang out and struck him in the head.
The suspect was captured and charged with murder and three robberies. He had recently escaped from a psychiatric institute while being treated.
Officer Flora had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife, parents, and seven siblings.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

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You would have never known a nicer guy that John Flora. As an APD Auxiliary Officer I road with him often. As an Alaska State Trooper I had to travel with the suspect to Court in Fairbanks. Since I considered John and Brenda Flora friends, it was a bitter sweet assignment.

Corporal (Retired) Bob Nesvick
Alaska State Troopers

September 8, 2014

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