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Patrolman Robert Flenner

Waynesboro Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, December 18, 1908

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Reflections for Patrolman Robert Flenner

Patrolman Flenner:

I thank you for your service and sacrifice. I have learned about you as I have learned more about our family. Your great-grandfather is my fifth great-grandfather and the sixth great-grandfather of Jarod Dittman, a fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent who is also memorialized by ODMP. Your father Abraham was a witness to the Battle of Gettysburg from the farm where you were born and he testified on behalf of neighbors seeking compensation for battle damage to their property. Your grandfather Philip went to the defense of Baltimore in 1814. Service runs in the family. Your story exemplifies the danger of law enforcement in the pursuit of doing good. Your deeds are not forgotten.

Alan Flenner
Cousin

February 27, 2019

To my great grandfather; I first learned of you almost 10 years ago , to say the least I was very excited to have another hero in my family, I just wanted to say "thank you" for your service to the citizens of Waynesboro and the ultimate sacrifice you made. As a retired Marine and your great grandson, "thank you" for the legacy you left and the pride to serve ones home and family.

Ssgt Kenneth E. Rowland Jr.
Great grandson

January 13, 2019

Patrolman Flenner,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Waynesboro Borough. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy:

R.I.P:
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 18, 2018

Patrolman Flenner,
On today, the 109th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Waynesboro Borough. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 18, 2017

Im just trying to put his life together so he can be honored the way other police officer have been. He was my Great Grandfather he was my grandmothers father and my Dads grandfather.

Brenda Nenninger
great grandfather

November 23, 2016

Patrolman Flenner,
Sir, it has taken almost 108 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Waynesboro Borough.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 27, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 108th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 21, 2016

I find it tragically ironic that by saving the life of this miserable filth, Patrolman Flenner lost his own life. Would the world have been worse off had he allowed the filth to carry out his deed? I think not, nor do I believe his descendants would, especially those who never had the opportunity to meet him. He did his best to save a life, for that, he is truly a hero.

God Bless you Patrolman Flenner, and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 19, 2016

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