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Deputy Sheriff Harold Hurst | Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff

Harold Hurst

Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 2, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Incident Date: 9/28/1968

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Deputy Hurst was killed when his patrol car was struck by a Pacific Railroad freight train at a rail crossing on Fowler Avenue. He was thrown from the vehicle and suffered severe injuries resulting in his death four days later.
Deputy Hurst was a US Army veteran. He had been in law enforcement for five years and had been with the sheriff's department for two years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters from a previous marriage.

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I often thing of you fondly uncle Harold, when we played catch and you taught me that honor, loyalty, and duty were the foundation of a character for every american. Thank you for being my uncle. May God bless you with joy in heaven.

David Hurst
Stockton, CA
2013

David Hurst
Nephew
December 21, 2013

 

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