P-O- Timothy Flavin #691

P.O. Timothy Flavin #691

Name: Flavin, Timothy
Star: 691
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Desplaines Street Station
End of Watch: 08-May-1886
Incident Details: Police Officer Timothy Flavin, 27, was a 16-month veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 3rd Precinct.

On May 4, 1886, union leaders, socialists, anarchists, and laborers gathered at Haymarket Square.  The group of approximately, 1,000 people was protesting work conditions and long work hours.  Between 8:00-9:00 p.m., the crowd burst into chaos briefly and nearly 200 police officers from the Desplaines Street Station were dispatched to maintain order.  Shortly after, an unknown assailant ignited a bomb in the crowd which led to gunfire and chaos.  Both police officers and civilians were injured and killed during the bedlam.

During the riot, Officer Flavin suffered multiple gunshot wounds which led to his leg being amputated.  He succumbed to his injuries at County Hospital on May 8.

Officer Flavin was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.  He was survived by his wife and three children.