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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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When God sent His angels to bring you home He had His reasons. someday we will be able to ask why; but for now we offer our prayers for peace and comfort to those left behind. RIP Brother.

SMSgt (USAF-Retired) Ed Keeney
USAF Security Police
February 19, 2015

 

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