Herman F. Harms
Terre Haute Police Department
Saturday, January 24, 1925

Age: 31
Served: 3 weeks
Badge #:
Panel 39W, Line 14
Panel L23, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, January 24, 1925
10:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Wabash Avenue River Bridge, Terre Haute
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to 10 to 21 years
Burial Place:
Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute

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   Patrolman Herman Harms was shot and killed near the Wabash Avenue River Bridge.

   While on foot patrol near the Sparks Milling Company, he was shot three times by a male subject who then fled the area.

   The man was arrested two months later and charged with a robbery of the Pearl Jett barber shop a couple blocks away the same evening that Patrolman Harms was killed.

   The 23-year-old offender was later found guilty of robbery by a jury, fined $5,000 and sentenced to 10 to 21 years in prison.

   Patrolman Harms had previously served as a deputy with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his wife.

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