Bobby Flaherty

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Service Record

Agency Davenport Iowa Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service August 2010 - April 2019[1]
Last Known Status Separated
Agency Sioux Falls South Dakota Police Department
Rank Officer
Badge Number 1050[2]
Dates of Service Hired July 2019.[1]
Last Known Status Separated
Agency Eldridge Iowa Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired on March 2021.[3]
Last Known Status Separated
Agency Blue Grass Iowa Police Department
Rank Chief
Dates of Service Hired on April 18, 2022.[4]
Last Known Status Resigned[5]

Incident Reports

2022 Unknown Incident

The incident relates to a July 2022 drunk driving case involving city councilman Matt Sampson.[6]

Response Timeline

In September 2022, Flaherty was suspended as part of a witness tampering investigation, involving a Blue Grass councilman and a another police officer.[4][7]

On October 6, 2022, a search warrant was served on Flaherty's house and car. The County Attorney said that Flaherty is not the "direct focus" of the investigation.[6]

On November 4, 2022, Flaherty was returned to active duty.[7]

On January 18, 2023, the city clerk announced that Flaherty had resigned, "to get out of law enforcement".[5]

LEO Ratings


  1. 1.0 1.1 Meeting Minutes, Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Committee, 2019-11-13
  2. 2019 Annual Report, Sioux Falls Police Department, 2019
  3. Swearing In, North Scott Press, 2021-04-18
  4. 4.0 4.1 Blue Grass Police Chief on administrative leave, KWQC, 2022-09-20
  5. 5.0 5.1 Blue Grass police chief resigns, Quad-City Times, 2023-01-18
  6. 6.0 6.1 Barb Ickes, [Warrant served on home of Blue Grass police chief], Quad-City Times, 2022-10-06
  7. 7.0 7.1 Blue Grass police chief resumes duties, department says, KWQC, 2022-11-04