Patrolman James Flint

Patrolman James Flint

Buena Vista Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, August 21, 1921

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James Flint

Patrolman James Flint was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a man who had escaped from the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia.

During the arrest, several of the escapee's family members began to struggle with Patrolman Flint and stabbed him several times.

Patrolman Flint was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

arrest, escapee

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Rest in peace Patrolman Flint.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 23, 2020

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