Harry Austin Bolin
Indianapolis Police Department
Friday, August 16, 1940

Age: 54
Served: 11 years
Badge #: 399
Panel 43W, Line 14
Panel L15, Line 5

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, August 16, 1940
03:05 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Kentucky Avenue and Missouri Street, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis

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   Officer Harry Bolin was killed while riding an interurban freight train.

   As the slow-moving train passed beneath a railroad elevation, he was struck by a danger sign protruding from a steel support.

   After he was found lying unconscious in the street by a taxicab driver, he was taken to City Hospital with a crushed chest and head injuries.

   Officer Bolin was survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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