Police Chief Simon Adolph Fluckiger, Jr. (1947-2022)

Simon was born on October 24, 1947, in Flat Lick, Kentucky, to Simon Fluckiger, Sr. and Maude Fluckiger. During his early teens, Simon spent summers working the family farm in Laurel County, Kentucky. He graduated from Boone County High School in 1965. The family moved to Hamilton, and he worked at his parents’ restaurant, Kostas.

Simon joined the Hamilton Police Department on November 1, 1969. He was promoted to Sergeant during October 1983 and to Lieutenant by May 1986. Lieutenant Fluckiger graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1987. He was promoted to Police Chief during 1993. During his time as Chief, he expanded computers throughout the department, replaced the aging telephone system, implemented the DARE program, and increased the complement from 105 to 116. Chief Fluckiger retired June 6, 1998 with 29 years of service to his community.

Chief Fluckiger then went to work as an Inspector for the Butler County Prosecutor.

Chief Fluckiger died on July 22, 2022, with his family by his side, at the age of 74. Acting Chief of Police Mark J. McManus ordered a seven-day mourning period attended by mourning ribbons attached to officers’ badges, from July 28 through August 4, 2022.

He was predeceased by siblings, Alice Cornett and Merchant Security Officer Leon Fluckiger. Chief Fluckiger is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathleen Eileen Fluckiger; children, Leslie Kurtz, Tonya Miller, Katrina Michelle Morgan, Megan Kathleen Fluckiger, and Brendan Craig Fluckiger; eight grandchildren; sister, Nancy Smith, and closest friend and former partner, Detective Pat Erb.

No funeral services are planned. Memorials may be made to a charitable organization of your choice.


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