Deputy Sheriff Leo Patrick Flanagan

Deputy Sheriff Leo Patrick Flanagan

Lucas County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, October 10, 1933

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Leo Patrick Flanagan

Deputy Sheriff Leo Flanagan was accidentally shot and killed while attempting to arrest a murder suspect on Wamba Avenue.

Deputy Flanagan and county sheriff had gone to the area after receiving reports the suspect was there. As they attempted to arrest the man he opened fire with a shotgun. The suspect was shot in the leg by return fire and taken into custody.

The suspect was exonerated for Deputy Flanagan's murder when it was discovered that Deputy Flanagan was shot in the back by another deputy when he accidentally stepped into the deputies' line of fire.

Deputy Flanagan was a U.S. Army veteran of of WWI.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)


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