Police Officer John Flaherty

Police Officer John Flaherty

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, November 13, 1923

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John Flaherty

Police Officer John Flaherty succumbed to injuries received six weeks earlier when he fell down a flight of stairs at 3969 Ashland Avenue.

He was walking up the stairs to a home on Ashland Avenue while on patrol when he slipped and fell. He suffered a fractured leg in the fall, which resulted in severe medical complications, causing his death.

Officer Flaherty had been with the agency for 32 years.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 4, 1923

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 13, 2011

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