Detective
Frank Patrick Flynn
Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department
Sunday, July 18, 1920

Age: 42
Served:
Badge #:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, July 18, 1920
04:40 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
1850 Prospect Street, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
Charged
Burial Place:
Holy Name Cemetery,
Jersey City, New Jersey

   Detective Frank Flynn was killed in a three-vehicle accident while in Indianapolis.

   He and three other railroad detectives were riding in a vehicle when the driver sideswiped another vehicle he was attempting to pass.

   This caused their vehicle to be thrown sideways across the road when its rear struck a third vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

   Detective Flynn, who was a rear-seat passenger, died en route to St. Vincent's Hospital from a skull fracture he suffered.

   The 45-year-old detective who was driving their vehicle was charged with manslaughter and speeding.

   Detective Flynn served as the national president of the Railroad Police and Crossing Watchmen's Association. He was survived by his wife and son.

The responsibilities of the Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department (1846–1968) are now under the jurisdiction of the Norfolk Southern Railway Police Department.

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This officer, discovered in 2020, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the Norfolk Southern Railway Police Department.

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