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