Flag for Clarkston grad

A flag flown for a faraway friend. Photo by Phil Custodio
A flag flown for a faraway friend. Photo by Phil Custodio

Deputies at Oakland County Sheriff’s Independence Township substation flew a flag for a special reason last Friday.
Walt Haussner, criminal records supervisor for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon, asked if they would fly the flag to recognize their Detective Tim Pike.
“Tim was born in Clarkston and attended the local high school before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1983. He joined our agency in 1995 and has spent 16 of the last 18 years as our medical examiner,” Haussner said. “An outstanding law enforcement professional, we are hoping to honor him by having a flag flown on his birthday, March 10, over the Clarkston substation, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he served as an MP, and over the U.S. Capitol.”
“We would be honored to accommodate your request,” responded Lt. Larry Perry, Independence substation commander.
– Phil Custodio