Officer Harry Borum

Officer Harry Borum

Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, November 23, 1924

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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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November 23, 2021

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