Railroad Detective Harry A. Malone

Railroad Detective Harry A. Malone

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, August 16, 1925

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Harry A. Malone

Railroad Detective Harry Malone was shot and killed by one of three men he ordered off a freight train near Justus, Ohio.

Detective Malone managed to return fire hitting the 20-year-old suspect who shot him in the arm. All three were apprehended and confined in the Stark County Jail.

Detective Malone's killer was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death on October 30th, 1925. On August 9th, 1927, Governor Vic Donahey commuted his sentence to life. He was pardoned by Governor Martin L. Davey on September 20th, 1938.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Ohio
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Pardoned in 1938

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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