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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Too soon

A loving mother told that her son has been been killed in the line of duty. A devoted wife and children left to grieve. Graduations, weddings, christenings unattended. Anniversaries not celebrated.
Son-in-laws, daughter-in-laws never introduced. Grandchildren without a knee to sit on, a story to be told, a lesson to be learned.

Wherever you may be - you are missed.

Stuart Hannah & Charles Lawler

August 22, 2020

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