Name : Flood, John P. 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 4154 Command: 031 Pct. (todays 19th Pct)
Date of Death: 1917-07-03   Cause of Death: Head Injury-Assault
 Patrolman Flood was beaten to death with his own night stick at 502 East 77th Street in Manhattan. He was almost at the end of his tour, close to 4:00 PM. His wife met him on post and both were making plans for the afternoon. Patrolman Flood was approached by a woman who told him there was a man in her apartment that was threatening to kill her.

Patrolman Flood walked with the woman to the apartment. When Patrolman Flood entered, he was attacked by the suspect, a prize fighter. The suspect was able to gain control of Patrolman Flood's night stick and beat him to death with it.
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Comments from Friends    
Rest in peace brother.

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 18, 2006, 10:23 am

John we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: July 3, 2014, 1:15 pm

John we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: July 3, 2014, 1:16 pm

The 31 PCT where Patrolman Flood was assigned to is now known as the 19 PCT. Both my late maternal grandfather and his sister who were children at the time lived one avenue away from where this very terrible incident happened . I wonder if they knew PTL Flood. I ended up being assigned to the 19 PCT for eight months in the late 1990's. Patrolman Flood's Portrait hangs in the in the 19 PCT. He is not Forgotten.
— NYPD Police Officer
Posted: March 20, 2013, 4:20 am

Ptl Flood, you may have passed but you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace John.
— Tommy
Posted: July 3, 2013, 6:44 am

— Matthew Donnelly
Posted: August 24, 2014, 9:37 am

John we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: July 7, 2015, 6:43 am

Ptl John P Flood is my great uncle - brother-in-law to my beloved grandmother Anne Holland Donohue. I am doing the Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb in honor of first responders and US Military Veterans everywhere. It is a fundraiser for first responders and military veterans and their families who have suffered injuries and losses in the line of duty. I am dedicating my climbing One World Trade Center on May 15th to honor his sacrifice
— Bill Fischer
Posted: April 20, 2016, 7:48 pm

rest in peace
— arno herwerth
Posted: October 21, 2016, 7:25 am

Boxer Milton Bleier was captured in Baltimore 6 months later. He admitted to the brutal murder advising a Police Inspector and Assistant District Attorney that he punched Ptl. Flood in the face immediately upon his entering the apartment , obtained his nightstick, beat him to death with it, then fled out the window. Bleier was sentenced to 20 years in a plea bargain agreement. Ptl. Flood, age 37, who resided at 426 W. 51st St., is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside,Queens. His killer lived until 1974 reaching the age of 85. ( Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Find a Grave, Social Security Death Index)
— Ken Daub
Posted: December 28, 2016, 2:29 pm



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