Mr. Thomas J. Flanagan

January 4, 1958October 13, 2020

Thomas J. Flanagan, Retired CPD Sergeant, age 62, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Beloved husband of 30 years to Kathleen (nee Kelly); loving father of Kelly and Colleen; dear brother of Cathy (Dennis) Scarriot, Shally (Dave) Mrozinski and the late James (Holly) Flanagan; fond uncle to James (Naveeta) Flanagan, Sean Flanagan, Kevin (Kelly) Scarriot, Erin (fiancé Patrick) Scarriot, Megan (Dustin) DeFrates, Timothy (Melissa) Kelly, Kristen (Ken) Nowak, Kate Jablonski, Bryan, Rory and Joseph Pognant; brother-in-law to Christine (the late James) Jablonski, Thomas (Maryann) Kelly, the late Robert Kelly, James Kelly and Timothy (Rina) Kelly. Godson to Tessie (Golden) Griffin. Thomas is preceded in death by his parents,Thomas and Nuala (nee Golden) and his in-laws, James and Mary Therese (nee Norman) Kelly. Thomas’ memory will be cherished by many great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, IL. Funeral Wednesday, October 21, 2020; prayers from Blake-Lamb at 9:00 a.m. to St. John Fisher Church, 10234 S. Washtenaw, Chicago. Mass 10:00 a.m., Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL. For more information 708-636-1193 or visit to leave an online condolence.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Prayers

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

  • Interment

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Mr. Thomas J. Flanagan

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Darnell Ross

October 23, 2020

Prays for the Family Tom smile and great attitude was tremendous @ work as well on the golf course he will be miss

Jane Scarriot

October 21, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to Tom’s family and friends for such a great loss. It is comforting to know his family could be near him.

On the few occasions when I saw Tom, he would always remember a vacation photo I took years ago that surprised him and we had a laugh. Thank you also for your service as a police officer.

Please Rest In Peace.

David Joy

October 20, 2020

My sincere condolences and prayers for the Flanagan family

Kimberly Jones-Baxter

October 20, 2020

My deepest and sincere condolences to family, friends and loved ones of Thomas J. Flanagan.

I had the pleasure of working with Tom early in our careers in the 005th District and then again towards the end in Unit 166.

Tom was always the consummate gentleman: even tempered, kind, generous, dependable, and his face was always plastered with that endearing smile!

I pray we all may be sustained by the comfort God provides. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Julio Hernandez

October 20, 2020


Anthony Luna

October 19, 2020

My condolences to the Flanagan Family. I never had the privilege of working with Tom, but I did have the honor of enjoying his company on the golf course along with having an adult beverage or two.
I’m sure Tom will be watching over his family & friends as he now Rests In Peace.

Anthony Biamonte

October 18, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Tommy played basketball during grade school. I was his coach during that time and must say he was one of my best players. RIP Tommy, We will meet again 😇

Aretha Walls-Hanley

October 18, 2020

I worked with Sgt. Flanagan for a short while in unit 166. Short time but a great pleasure working with such a warm hearted, humble and kind man. You will be missed 😢

Sherry Haynes, Ed.D.

October 18, 2020

Tom Flanagan and I met in our Academy class, 32 years ago. We worked in 005, early in our careers.

He was an extraordinary man and an exemplary policeman. Flanagan was the epitome of what today’s communities desire and need. He left a positive and indelible impression on the communities he served.

Rest my brother in blue... You will be missed and never forgotten. Condolences and prayers to his family and friends...

Matthew Ward

October 18, 2020

I had the great pleasure to work under Tom’s supervision in the Targeted Reponse Unit. He was by far the most laid back , fun to be around guy you will meet on this job. I will cherish the memories from those years. Godspeed my friend. Till we meet again.

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