Officer Lewis Willard Hurst, Jr.

Officer Lewis Willard Hurst, Jr.

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, May 24, 1972

Lewis Willard Hurst, Jr.

Officer Lewis Hurst was shot and killed while executing a narcotics search warrant at a home owned by an elderly couple. The warrant had been issued by the Chesapeake Police Department.

As the Chesapeake and Norfolk officers entered the home at approximately 3:00 am the elderly female occupant fired one shot through the bedroom door, fatally wounding Officer Hurst.

Officer Hurst had served with the agency for only 18 months.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Think of you often my old friend. You will never be forgotten.

Tommy Chrislip (retired NPD)
Norfolk Police Dept

June 16, 2018

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