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Officer Lewis Willard Hurst, Jr. | Norfolk Police Department, Virginia Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

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Lewis Willard Hurst, Jr.

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 24, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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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.

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I still miss you brother. I know you are there and look forward to seeing you again one day. Thank you for the dreams, they really help me get through the years.

Brother Your Brother
May 25, 2017

 

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