Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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Patrolman John Flynn

Helena Police Department

Department Patch

Police Officer John Flynn was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in progress at the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot in Helena. He was making his usual rounds when he encountered several burglars in the ticket office breaking into a safe. As he entered the office he was struck with an object and then shot three times as he yelled for help. The suspects fled the scene with $140. Officer Flynn had served with the Helena Police Department for six years.
His wife and two children survived Officer Flynn.

End of Watch:
April 11, 1894
On the Force:
6 years