P.O. Michael R. Flisk #6962

Name: Flisk, Michael R.
Star: 6962
Memorial Panel #: 15
Rank: Evidence Technician
District / Unit: Forensic Services Division District
End of Watch: 26 November 2010
Incident Details: Police Officer Michael Flisk, 46, was a 20-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Forensic Services Department.On November 26, 2010, Officer Michael Flisk was dispatched to the 8100 block of South Burnham Avenue to collect evidence from CHA Officer Stephen Peters’ vehicle. Peters’ customized mustang had been broken into and had its stereo equipment stolen. Officer Flisk was collecting fingerprint evidence from the vehicle when the offender, Timothy Herring, Jr., returned to the scene. In an effort to evade arrest, Herring told Peters that he knew who had broken into the vehicle. Peters replied that Officer Flisk had recovered fingerprints from the vehicle. Herring, a parolee, understood it would only be a matter of time before police traced the fingerprints back to him-through his previous arrest records. He was determined not to return to prison after having served a six-year prison sentence for armed robbery. Herring pretended to walk away when he removed his gun and shot both officers. He left the scene and attempted to discard the stolen radio equipment when he noticed one of the officers moving. He walked back to the officers and shot them again. Officer Flisk and Officer Peters, 44, died at the scene. Timothy Herring, Jr., 19, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Officer Flisk’s funeral mass was held at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel and he was laid to rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Nora; children, Michael John, Timothy Joseph, Margaret, and Brian Patrick; parents, Kathryn and Michael Sr., (CFD); and siblings, Martin, Maureen (CPD), Sgt. Timothy Flisk (CPD), and Sgt. Meg Flisk (CPD). On June 26, 2015, Herring was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of Michael Flisk and Stephen Peters.