Detective Frank P. Flynn

Detective Frank P. Flynn

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, July 18, 1920

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Frank P. Flynn

Detective Frank Flynn was killed in a vehicle crash in Indianapolis, Indiana, while he and three other railroad detectives were en route from Jersey City, New Jersey, to Chicago, Illinois, to attend meetings of the Brotherhood of Railway Policeman and the Railroad Wage Board.

He and the other detectives were attending the meeting to represent the Pennsylvania Railroad Police. Their vehicle was involved in a crash in front of 1850 Kentucky Avenue in Indianapolis and Detective Flynn suffered fatal injuries.

The detective who was driving the vehicle was charged with manslaughter.

Detective Flynn served as the national president of the Brotherhood of Railway Policemen. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Indiana

routine driving, official travel

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Det. Flynn,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


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July 18, 2020

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