|Publish date 1902.|
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THOMAS PHILIP FLAHIVE, was born December 16, 1861, in the County Kerry, Ireland. He received his education in the public schools, and in 1S78 came to America, locating in Kansas City.
He was a poor boy, without capital or influence, but he did not lack for energy and pluck. His first position was with a railroad in the offices, but in 1882 he secured a position on the police force, where he has ever since remained.
Honest, willing, and brave, he showed capability from the start, and in 1887 he was promoted to be sergeant. In that position he also showed efficiency, and in 1889 he was made a captain, the office
he now holds.
Captain Flahive belongs to no lodges or clubs, for his whole life is given over to his work. In the time he has been on the force he has made himself a splendid reputation both at home and abroad, and
although he has gone far, will go farther. Captain Flahive married Miss Lizzie Burns in Octber, 1888, and they have one son, John Joseph.
Death: June 26, 1918, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.
Burial: Saint Mary's Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.