Harvey D Hand

End of Watch: Friday, September 11, 1914

Biographical Info

Age: 55

Tour of Duty: 18 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: 168

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Struck by train

Date of Incident: September 11, 1914

Incident Location: Hancock Street and Barnett Street

Weapon Used: Not applicable

Case Status: Closed

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Patrolman Hand was killed when he was struck by a Louisville and Nashville (L & N) passenger train at Hancock and Barnett Streets. Passersby noticed Patrolman Hand's hat, bearing his badge number, fall from the locomotive's cow-catcher at 7th and Magnolia Streets. 

Patrolman Hand's body was found the following morning in a railroad ditch near where he was struck. 

Patrolman Hand had been with the agency for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, a son, and four (4) daughters.

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