CAPTAIN FLATTERY STORIES
It’s Flattery, dammit. Accept no imitations.
Just moments before Einstein published his theory of general relativity, my maternal grandfather, Henry Flattery, was ordained as a Detective in the New York City Police Department. Using equal and opposite forces, Flattery got places relatively quickly. At the spur of the moment, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in the 69th Infantry Regiment. After the war, the flatfoot of Queens returned to his post in South Ozone Park.
Captain Flattery led 8 detective squads in Jamaica, reporting directly to the Queens District Attorney for more than 200 cases involving homicides, kidnappings, arson…you name it. He received three commendations and four citations for excellent police duty between 1915 and 1952.
Henry Flattery died in 1974, surrounded but not surrendered.
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