Arthur Franklin Barrows
Indianapolis Police Department
Sunday, June 4, 1911

Age: 30
Served: 4 years
Badge #: 5
Panel 14E, Line 9
Panel L24, Line 8

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, June 4, 1911
05:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
10th and Locke streets, Indianapolis
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Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

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   Officer Arthur Barrows was electrocuted by a live wire which had been blown down during a storm.

   When he arrived on the scene with his partner there were children playing near the wire. Having been an electrician in the past, he attempted to tie the wire around the pole it had fallen from.

   The wire with 4,100 volts of electricity slipped and struck him on the right hand. He died from his injuries on the way to the hospital.

   Although initially buried in an unmarked grave, a headstone was dedicated in his honor on July 29, 2003 after members of the department contributed to its purchase.

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