Patrolman
Herman F. Harms
Terre Haute Police Department
Saturday, January 24, 1925

Age: 31
Served: 3 weeks
Badge #:
Panel 39W, Line 14
Panel L23, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, January 24, 1925
10:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Wabash Avenue River Bridge, Terre Haute
Incident County:
Vigo
Incident Township:
Harrison
Weapon Used:
Revolver
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to 10 to 21 years
Burial Place:
Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute

   Patrolman Herman Harms was shot and killed near the Wabash Avenue River Bridge.

   While on foot patrol near the Sparks Milling Company, he was shot three times by a male subject who then fled the area.

   The man was arrested two months later and charged with a robbery of the Pearl Jett barber shop a couple blocks away the same evening that Patrolman Harms was killed.

   The 23-year-old offender was later found guilty by a jury, fined $5,000 and sentenced to 10 to 21 years in prison.

   Patrolman Harms had previously served as a deputy with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his wife.


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