Harry Borum
Terre Haute Police Department
Sunday, November 23, 1924

Age: 30
Served: 2 years
Badge #:
Panel 38W, Line 13
Panel L6, Line 8

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, November 18, 1924

Incident to Death Duration:
5 days
Incident Location:
8th Street and Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Paroled in 1927
Burial Place:
Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute

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   Patrolman Harry Borum died after striking his head on the pavement while struggling with a subject at a disturbance.

   He was on duty in plain clothes when he investigated a group of subjects who had been causing a disturbance during the evening at numerous establishments.

   As he confronted the group who were starting to fight, Patrolman Borum was attacked by a man who knocked him to the ground. He was taken to Union Hospital where he died five days later of a skull fracture.

   The 21-year-old male was charged with second-degree murder. He later pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to two to 21 years in prison and paroled in 1927.

   Patrolman Borum was survived by his wife, 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter.

Military Service

United States Army
World War I

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