Officer Owen Lee Flack

Officer Owen Lee Flack

Hopkinsville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 1951

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Owen Lee Flack

Officer Owen Flack was shot and killed by one of two men when he tried to stop a fight between the two at a nightclub near the intersection of 2nd Street and Brown Street at approximately 2:00 am.

The 63-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with murder. He was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in 1936. He was paroled on May 14, 1943.

Officer Flack was a WWII veteran. He was a widower at the time of his death.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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


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Officer Flack,
On today, the 67th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 17, 2018

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