Detective Harry Hinkson Boon

Detective Harry Hinkson Boon

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, June 30, 1909

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Harry Hinkson Boon

Detective Harry Boon was shot and killed while attempting to arrest four men who were trespassing on railroad property in Perryville, Maryland.

He was shot by two of the suspects as he attempted the arrest. Other railroad employees put Detective Boone on a train for a hospital in Baltimore but he died just as the train arrived at Union Station. Four suspects were arrested later in the day.

Detective Boon had served with the Pennysylvania Railroad Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Chester, Pennsylvania, Police Department. He was survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Maryland
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Please know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and more importantly your sacrifice and you will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 30, 2020

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