Police Officer Pearl Agnes Lanham

Photo of Police Officer Pearl Agnes Lanham
End of Watch: Wed, Mar 12th, 1930
Date of Incident: Wed, Mar 12th, 1930
Cause of Death: Struck By Vehicle
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 33

Survivors

Her husband, four young daughters, mother, sister and three brothers.

Incident

Policewoman Pearl Lanham was struck and killed by a car after assisting children cross a street near the Glen Park Elementary School at 39th and Broadway.

At 2:30 pm, Policewoman Lanham had just escorted three children across Broadway and was returning for several other children when she was struck by a car traveling southbound. She was dragged some 50 feet before the driver brought his car to a stop, resulting in her suffering a crushed skull and broken limbs, and died before the arrival of an ambulance.

Policewoman Lanham had served with the Gary Police Department for only two months. She was survived by her husband, four young daughters, mother, sister and three brothers.

Policewoman Lanham is the first known female law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in the state of Indiana.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Agency

Gary Police Department Patch
555 Polk Street
Gary, Indiana 46402
(219) 881-1207

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