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Letter: Remembering a fallen friend

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
    | Opinion
  • Updated: September 10, 2018
  • Published September 10, 2018

This week marks the 43rd anniversary of the death of my friend, Anchorage Police Department officer Jonathan Flora. Jon was shot and killed Sept. 8, 1975, while conducting a building search on a burglary-in-progress call at a drug treatment center.

Jon was a kind and gentle man and a friend to all. These 43 years have not diminished the pain of losing my friend. Had Jon survived, I can well imagine his hair as gray as mine, that we would still be friends and I'd still be his barber.
— Robert Carpenter

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