Harrison Burgess 'Harry' Wells
Vincennes Police Department
Tuesday, August 8, 1905

Age: 40
Badge #:
Panel 29W, Line 31 (2018)
Panel L15, Line 13 (2018)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, August 8, 1905
12:05 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
12th and Harrison streets, Vincennes
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Edwardsport Town Cemetery, Edwardsport

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   Patrolman Harrison Wells was electrocuted while walking his beat around midnight.

   He accidentally touched a live wire as he was attempting to turn on an arc light when he was electrocuted and killed instantly. Another officer was injured after he responded to the scene but survived.

   Patrolman Wells was survived by his wife, daughter, brother and two sisters.

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