Deputy U.S. Marshal Edward Franklin Flanery

Deputy U.S. Marshal Edward Franklin Flanery

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, March 28, 1928

Edward Franklin Flanery

Deputy Marshal Edward Flanery and Federal Prohibition Agent Oscar Hanson were killed when their vehicle was struck by Omaha passenger train No. 80 near Humboldt, South Dakota. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle could not see the approaching train as a result of a heavy snowfall at the time.

The officers were en route from Sioux Falls to Salem and Carthage in order to serve several warrants.

Deputy Marshal Flanery had served with the United States Marshals Service for sevel months and had previously served as the town marshal in Alvord, Iowa. He was survived by his wife, seven sons, two daughters, mother, two brothers, and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location South Dakota

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If anyone has a picture of South Dakota DUSM Edward Flanery I would like to hang it in the USMS office in Sioux Falls, SD. Please contact me at . Paul C. Thielen USM D/SD.

U.S. Marshal Paul C. Thielen
U.S. Marshals Service

January 8, 2014

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