Detective Raymond C. Flynn, Jr. – Cranston Police

Det. Raymond C. Flynn

     Raymond Charles Flynn Jr. 86, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Rhode Island Hospital.  He was the husband of Judith (Lockwood) Flynn.  Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Mary (Donahue) Flynn and Raymond C. Flynn Sr.  Ray attended St. Paul School, graduated from Cranston High School, and was veteran of the U.S. Army. He was appointed to the Cranston Police Department on March 28, 1961 and retired on July 2, 1985 as a detective.  He was a member of IBPO Local 301, an avid fisherman and loved all New England sports. 

     Besides the love of his life Judith, he is survived by his sister Patricia Fitzgerald and several nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late Gerald Flynn.  

     Rest in peace our brother. 

Ptl. Raymond C. Flynn

1968 Ford, Dyer Ave.
Ptl. Ray Flynn

Detective Captain Robert H. Brown, Jr. – Cranston Police

Detective Captain Robert H. Brown, Jr.

    Retired Detective Captain Robert H. Brown, Jr., 56, of Cranston, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.  He was the beloved husband of Katherine (Morin) Brown for 32 years.  They were true partners in this life, having been together from the ages of 18 and 17 respectively.  He was known by all as either ‘Bobby’, ‘Bob’ or ‘Brownie’.  Born in Providence and raised in Cranston, he was the son of Robert H. Brown, Sr. of Cranston and the late Gail (Giard) Brown.  Bobby was a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School, the University of Rhode Island, and Salve Regina University.  He had an accomplished and admirable 21 year career with the Cranston Police Department, and retired in 2007 as Detective Captain.  After his retirement from the police department, he went on to become an inspector for the Office of Internal Affairs at the Wyatt Detention Center, and in 2013, he became an inspector with the R.I. Department of Corrections Investigations Unit.

     Known for his quick wit, charm, and generous spirit, Bobby never hesitated to extend himself in whatever way was meaningful to his family, and many friends and coworkers.  Compassionate and reliable, Bobby always provided a broad shoulder to lean on, and he was always available to talk, problem-solve or provide an honest perspective.  

     Besides his wife Katherine, he is survived by his loving son and pride of his life, Eric, who resides in New York City.  He also leaves his furry friend, Batman.  He was the brother of Pauline Brown, Deborah Bauzyk, and Patricia Brown, and uncle to Ava and Mia, Regan, Sophie and Stephanie, and Michael and Luis.

     Rest in peace our brother.  

Robert Brown, Jr.

John Kenyon – Cranston Police

Town Sergeant John Kenyon

     John Kenyon was first appointed as a police constable in 1871, and was elected Town Sergeant in 1873, which made him “chief” of the police constables. He served as Town Sergeant until 1880, and then continued to serve as a constable for another year.  

     He was born in 1832, and passed away in 1912.  He’s buried in Pocassett Cemetery in Cranston.   


William J. Hines, Jr. – Cranston Police

Ptl. William J. Hines, Jr.
Appointed in 1935

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Terrence J. McKaig – Cranston Police

Ptl. Terrence J. McKaig
Appointed in 1936

     Ptl. Terrance J. McKaig was born in Providence in 1908, the son of William and Bridget (Greenan) McKaig.  He was appointed to the Cranston Police Department in 1936.  In 1941, when the United States entered WWII,  he organized and trained 200 auxiliary police officers to assist the regular force with increased home front security duties.  He left the department in 1946 and later became a special agent with the FBI.  In 1953 he left the FBI to take the position of chief of police in Glastonbury, Connecticut.  He served as chief until retirement in 1968. 
     He passed away on September 11, 2003, at the age of 94, and is buried in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery in North Kingstown.