Police Officer Bryan Scott Hurst

Police Officer Bryan Scott Hurst

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, January 6, 2005

Bryan Scott Hurst

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 with murder and three counts of bank robbery. He was convicted of murdering Officer Hurst and was subsequently sentenced to death.

Officer Hurst was a U.S Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Columbus Division of Police for eight years. He is survived by his wife and 6-month-old daughter.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 2057
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to Death

bank robbery

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13 years ago today you were tragically taken away from us. I will never forget the sacrifice you made that day. Keep us safe from up above.

Angie Karst
Former 5/3 Bank employee

January 6, 2018

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