Officer Harry Borum

Officer Harry Borum

Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, November 23, 1924

Harry Borum

Officer Harry Borum died after striking his head on the pavement while struggling with a suspect of a disturbance.

Officer Borum, while on duty in plainclothes, was investigating a group of subjects who had been causing a disturbance during the evening at numerous establishments. As he confronted the group who was starting a fight near 8th and Wabash streets, one of the male subjects attacked Officer Borum and knocked him to the ground causing a fatal skull fracture.

Officer Borum had served with the Terre Haute Police Department for two years and was a World War I veteran who served in France. He was survived by his wife, 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 47

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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