Detective Joe West is Barry Allen's surrogate father and the father of Iris West. He works for the Central City Police Department.

Detective West is fully aware of Barry's secret identity but asked his stepson to keep Iris in the dark about The Flash for her safety. 

Detective Joe West Quotes

Alright, the only red-suited guy I want in this house right now is Kris Kringle. You got it?


Barry: I think maybe they got... whammied.
Joe: Did you just say whammy?

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The Flash Quotes

Eobard: Unfortunately, Miss Danvers, we need you awake for this procedure.
Kara: My, my cousin... he'll find you.
Eobard: Your cousin. Really? Fun tidbit. I fought your cousin once. In the future. He is fast. I'm faster.

Caitlin: It's not you.
Julian: It's impossible to tell. Savitar could be controlling me and none of us would know about it. None of us. Not even me.
Caitlin: But this time we know who it is.
Julian: How?
Caitlin: Because. I'm the one who betrayed everyone.