Police Officer Joseph C. Flanders

Police Officer Joseph C. Flanders

Swainsboro Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, July 18, 1902

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Joseph C. Flanders

Officer Flanders was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a murder suspect. When he ordered the man to come down off his wagon he raised a rifle and shot Officer Flanders once killing him instantly.

The suspect fled to South Carolina where he shot and killed Deputy Sheriff Chester Ahl, of the Aiken County Sheriff's Department, five days later.

The suspect was shot and killed by two deputy sheriffs in Andalusia, Alabama on March 5, 1903.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 18, 2020

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