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Henry Flattery was ordained as a Detective in the New York City Police Department at the same exact time Einstein declared E=MC2. Then, in 1917, he was drafted into in the US Army’s 69th Infantry Regiment where he served until the war ended. In 1918, the flatfoot of Queens took one small step for man as he 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, arsons and other high crimes and misdemeanors. He received three commendations and four citations for excellent police duty between 1915 and 1952.
Henry Flattery died in 1974, surrounded but not surrendered.