Patrolman Stephen O. Flanagan

Patrolman Stephen O. Flanagan

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, May 16, 1903

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Stephen O. Flanagan

Patrolman Stephen Flanagan was shot and killed by a known robber and swindler who had been in the neighborhood of West 14th for several days, and had been annoying the women and children in the area. The suspect had been staying with a family a 502 West 14th Street, but was asked to leave. The suspect refused the leave.

Patrolman Flanagan was investigating the complaints when he noticed the suspect standing in front of 502 West 14th Street. The suspect went inside the building, and Patrolman Flanagan followed him. As Patrolman Flanagan entered, with the intention of placing Spencer under arrest, he was shot. The two men then fired at each other, until both were fatally wounded.

Patrolman Flanagan had served with the Kansas City Police Department for three years.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed by Ptl. Flanagan

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 16, 2015

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