Police Officer John Flaherty

Photo of Police Officer John Flaherty
End of Watch: Tue, Nov 13th, 1923
Date of Incident: Thu, Oct 4th, 1923
Cause of Death: Fall (Accidental)
Service Time: 32 years
Age: 62


Officer Flaherty succumbed to injuries received six weeks earlier when he fell down a flight of stairs. He was walking up the stairs to a home on Ashland Street while on patrol when he slipped and fell. He suffered a fractured leg in the fall, which resulted in severe medical complications, causing his death.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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