Harry A. Bolin
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Officer Harry A. Bolin - Died August 16, 1940

Harry A. Bolin

Injuries suffered by Officer Harry A. Bolin, 54, early August 16, 1940, when he was knocked from an inter-urban freight train caused his death in the City Hospital.  The accident occurred beneath a railroad elevation at Kentucky Avenue and Missouri Street.

Officer Bolin apparently "hopped" a ride on the slow moving inter-urban and was brushed off by a danger sign protruding from a steel support beneath the elevation.  He was found lying in the street by the driver of a taxicab that was passing by.  Officer Bolin's chest was crushed and his head injured.  He was unconscious when found.

Officer Bolin was widely known as a singer and had appeared at church and lodge assemblies in the city. He had been a member of the police department 11 years.

Born in Zanesville, Ohio, Officer Bolin came to Indianapolis in 1910 while employed by a telephone company. He was assigned to the electrical division of the police and fire alarm system when he first became a member of the department.

Officer Bolin was survived by his wife, Uarda, and a son and daughter.   He is buried at Washington Park (East) Cemetery.


Source:  Indianapolis Star, August 17, 1940