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Police Officer Bryan S. Hurst | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Police Officer

Bryan S. Hurst

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, January 6, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 2057

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/6/2005

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to Death

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Police Officer Bryan Hurst was shot and killed during the robbery of a bank on East Broad Street.

Officer Hurst was working special duty inside the bank when a man entered, announced a robbery, and then immediately opened fire on him. One of the rounds struck Officer Hurst in the upper chest area, just above his vest.

Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Hurst was able to return fire and wound the suspect in the chest. The wound prevented the suspect from obtaining any money or injuring anyone else.

The suspect fled but was apprehended three days later. He was charged murder and three counts of bank robbery. He was convicted of murdering Officer Hurst with intent shot and subsequently sentenced to death sentence.

Officer Hurst had served with the Columbus Division of Police for eight years. He is survived by his wife and 6-month-old daughter.

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Thinking of you today as I do everyday. Hard to believe it's been 9 years. I remember your smile and how you made us laugh but most of all I remember how your actions saved 8 lives that day.
Thank you for your service to your country, the citizens of Columbus, Ohio, and the employees of Fifth Third Bank. Keep us safe from up above.
Gone but never forgotten.

Love,
Angie

Angie Karst
Former Fifth Third Bank employee
January 5, 2014

 

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