Patrolman Thomas Flynn

Patrolman Thomas Flynn

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, November 29, 1879

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Thomas Flynn

Patrolman Thomas Flynn succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when he was assaulted while on foot patrol along Railroad Avenue (present-day Christopher Columbus Drive).

He was located by his sergeant in a dazed condition and bleeding from the nose. He was sent home, where he remained until dying on November 29th, 1879.

Patrolman Flynn was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War. He was assigned to the First Precinct. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 27, 1879
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Not available

foot patrol

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