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Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr. | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Officer

Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr.

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Monday, October 28, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 23 years

Badge # 1772

Cause: Bomb

Incident Date: 10/28/1991

Weapon: Explosives; Bomb

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Officer Jeremiah Hurley was killed while investigating a call regarding a suspicious package in a residential neighborhood. During the investigation the package exploded, killing him and wounding the other officer on the scene.

The bomb had been attached to the bottom of a car and fell off in the driveway. The bomb builder was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, but that conviction was overturned and he was re-sentenced in 2007 to serve 37 years. In August of 2008 a federal appeals court reinstated the life sentence.

Officer Hurley had served with the agency for 23 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, two stepsons, and two grandchildren.

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total sacrifice as only an upstanding officer would give.
my grandfather was daniel hurley of the rescue squad, chief of boston fire dept. he was born in 1887. never knew of siblings or family. i just feel somehow the bravest were somehow connected. especailly to serve and save

karen sampson
granddaughter of daniel j. hurley
May 25, 2014

 

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