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Police Officer Timothy M. Hurley | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Timothy M. Hurley

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, March 9, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Hurley was shot and killed after responded to a report of a robbery in progress.

Officer Hurley and his partner were on patrol when they received a report of a robbery in progress at Walter's Bar and Grill at 113-01 New York Avenue, Queens. When Officer Burley and his partner arrived, they observed several patrons running from the location. Among the patrons was one of the robbery suspect. Officer Hurley approached the suspect and ordered him not to move. As he approached the suspect to handcuff him, a struggle ensued. Officer Hurley was shot twice in the chest by the suspect, but was able to return fire, striking the suspect, before falling mortally wounded.

Officer Hurley was rushed to Mary Immaculate Hospital where he died from his wounds.

The suspect fled the scene, but was apprehend the next day in his apartment, where he was suffering from two gunshot wounds. He was later convicted of Murder, Robbery and Criminal Possession of a Weapon. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He is eligible for parole in May 2007.

Officer Hurley was assigned to the 103rd Precinct.

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Today is the 41st anniversary of your death, I was ten when my parents got the call. I am a cousin on Tim's mother's side. I am looking to reach any of Tim's close relations with the hope of honoring his life.

Karen Duffy
cousin of Tim Hurley
March 9, 2015


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