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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

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: 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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Thought of you recently, as so many senseless and cowardly murders of officers have been reported lately. Please know, Bryan, that many of us who knew you through your protecting and serving us at the bank years ago still hold you in our hearts and know you as a hero. Blue Lives Matter.

friend Mike Ferrell
Former Fifth Third Bank employee
September 3, 2015


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