St. Bonaventure's College alumni can often be found leading interesting and impressive careers all across the globe.
James (Jim) Flynn was no exception with a career that took him from the Bank of Nova Scotia all the way to Quantico.
Born in Corner Brook on Sept 20, 1940. Jim attended St. Bon's until gradating in 1957. From there he took a position with the Bank of Nova Scotia. That was short lived as Jim was destined for law enforcement greatness.
In 1957 Jim joined the
Canadian Air Force
and served at bases in Canada and Germany.
He then joined the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and later the
Metropolitan (now) Toronto Police service where he served for 31 years
rising to the rank of Staff Superintendent.
During his career with the Metropolitan Toronto Police he attended Ryerson Polytechnical Institute studying Psychology and Behavioural Sciences. In 1978 he was honoured by Ryerson with the George Korey Proficiency Medal Award.
His career then took him to the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia where he graduated in 1983. In 1991 he attended the National Defense College in Kingston, Ontario. During his year at National Defense College, Jim travelled extensively as part of his training and visited 103 global destinations.
Outside of work Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served as Grand Knight Chapter No. 1467 Fr Ernie Deslippe. He was the b
eloved husband and best friend of Ivy Marie for 51 years. Jim
passed away at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on August 13, 2012, he was 72. Rest in peace.