Officer
Harry Ray Farrell
Lafayette Police Department
Tuesday, August 4, 1931

Age: 36
Served: 1 year
Badge #: 17
Panel 29W, Line 10
Panel L8, Line 8

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, August 4, 1931
08:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Second and Alabama streets, Lafayette
Incident County:
Tippecanoe
Incident Township:
Fairfield
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Shot and killed
Burial Place:
Oxford Catholic Cemetery, Oxford

   Officer Harry Farrell was shot and killed in a gunbattle with an armed robbery suspect.

   After an automotive service station was robbed at gunpoint, he and another officer confronted the man in an alley.

   The 21-year-old suspect opened fire and struck Officer Farrell who was taken to Saint Elizabeth Hospital where he died from his wounds shortly after his arrival.

   The suspect, initially thought to have escaped, was found dead about three hours later in a nearby alley. He had previously served a two-year term for burglary in Wisconsin.

   Officer Farrell was survived by his wife.


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