Detective Harry Hinkson Boon

Detective Harry Hinkson Boon

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, June 30, 1909

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.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in Peace Detective Harry Hinkson Boon. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the souls of those responsible for your murder.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 30, 2016

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