Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr.Boston Police Department, Massachusetts
End of Watch: Monday, October 28, 1991
Reflections for Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr.
total sacrifice as only an upstanding officer would give.
my grandfather was daniel hurley of the rescue squad, chief of boston fire dept. he was born in 1887. never knew of siblings or family. i just feel somehow the bravest were somehow connected. especailly to serve and save
granddaughter of daniel j. hurley
May 25, 2014
To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.
My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace
Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
January 27, 2014
Just saw the film Blown Away, "Billets pour l'enfer" in french, in Québec, canada. Wow, this film is a real tribute to all officers in that kind of job, thanks to them all. Thanks to Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr. !
june 21, 2013.
June 21, 2013
Just watched Blown Away with Jeff and Lloyd Bridges and Forrest Whittaker. What a beautiful memorial to Officer Hurley. God Bless Him and all who serve in a similar capacity. Cudos to our brother city, especially after the events of the recent bombings.
An admirer from NY
June 17, 2013
Jerry, you and gramps would be proud of how this was handled. We miss and love you. You are always in our hearts and on our minds.
April 22, 2013
God Bless the officer's family and loved ones.
April 5, 2013
GOD Bless you and your family! Those are the only words that can be said...
March 27, 2013
Just saw Blown Away on Charter Communications (cable) and I finally noticed the tribute at the end, though I know I've seen the movie many times.
Bless you dearly, Officer Hurley, for the lives you saved and those you died trying to protect. The job you did was unlike any other in the world... the harshest battlefield imaginable: one where there are no borders, there are no battle lines, and the enemy is shrouded from sight and detection. And...it's a war zone that never ends; there are no treaties, no surrenders, no end to hostilities.
Such is the life of a police officer..and a bomb technician.
May your story never be forgotten.
Fmr. Officer Dave Lyons
Peninsula Airport Commission Police Dept (laid off in 2012)
December 5, 2012
Tomorrow I will run in The Run To Remember which honors the police officers killed in the line of duty. My friends dad worked with Officer Hurley and I was told his story. I am grateful to know Officer Hurley's brave story and I will be thinking of him tomorrow and I will wear his badge number proudly. Thank you, sir, for your service as a police officer.
May 26, 2012
Patrolman Hurley did a job that few people could do, facing death frequently a foot away. His courageousness protected all in the city of Boston to which all should be grateful. The sinister nature of the beast was such that it reared it's ugly head one day and killed the officer. One Officer fell that day, another followed later. For your ability to do that job regularly in a nonchalant, workmanlike, professional way, you have my deepest respect, sir. I believe that you both sit at the right hand of God.
Sergeant Paul A. Joyce (R)
December 3, 2011
Officer Hurley and his family are in the thoughts and prayers of all BPD officers. You will never be forgotten. RIP
A Boston Police Officer
Boston Police Dept.
October 28, 2011
We miss you Jerry. I know you and my gramps are
watching over us. Thank you, forever and always.
Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,
who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises
of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional
eyes on your earthly force.
Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for
investigation and wise judgement.
Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and
law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores,
strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.
You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences
with the devil that the police officer's lot on earth is not
always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so
pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the
devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.
And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your
heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the
throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all
the people. Amen.
October 28, 2011
Its 20 years later. You haven't left my mind. Your grandson Brendon is in his third year at MMA--you would be so proud. Thinking of you always, the good man you are-love you Linda Melville. ~~~~When Strong Men Die Strong Men Cry!!!
October 28, 2011
I can remember the day Mr. Hurley died. I was only 17 yrs. old. At that time I wanted to be a Cop. It was so sad to see the news and here of such tragedy then. For the Boston Police this was such a mind blower I can remember. The Bomb Squad of the Boston Police was such a unique squad.
The movie Blown Away depicts the Irish in Boston so well too. Boston Police is truly the best of the best when it comes to Police Depts. Officer Hurley your legend lives on forever. Godspeed brother!
South shore Police Dept.
August 15, 2011
Je viens tout juste de terminer le film Blown Away comme plusieurs d'entre vous et souhaitais tout simplement partager mes plus sinçères sympathie à la famille d'un homme ayant donné sa vie pour en sauver plusieurs.
Que sa mémoire ne soit jamais oublié et à tout jamais honoré
August 15, 2011
I just finished watching "Blown Away" for the 4th time and noticed the dedication to Jeremiah J. Hurley, so I Googled his name and read the brief story about how he gave his life to save others. He made the ultimate sacrifice. Why don't we hear more about heroic people like him? Is there a memorial or statue somewhere in Boston for his service?
Wyatt Seese, MSgt.
USAF, Retired, Gulf War Veteran
July 4, 2011
Still missing you Uncle Jerry :(
June 25, 2011
You guys are awesome, you may be resting on martyrdom but your influence remained here on this world.
June 22, 2011
You guys are so brave. I have the ultimate respect for you and your profession.
May God bless you !
West Bromwich, England
June 18, 2011
I just viewed the movie Blown Away saw your tribute. You were a very brave and dedicated man to saving others lives. Your family was very blessed to have had you and the world is blessed to have you and so many like you who sacrifice their safety for the lives of others. Thank You so much to you and your family members who stood beside you knowing the danger you continually placed yourself through.
June 16, 2011
I just watched the movie "Blown Away" & saw your name at the end. I did some search on internet, this is where i ended up.
I honour your service & sacrifice for your community. I convey my deepest sympathy to your family memebers. Sir, you are not forgotten. May you rest in peace!
Gihani - a humble citizen - Sri lanka
May 11, 2011
I still expect to hear your voice. You will always be in my heart> Doris Hurley Halliday
October 29, 2010
Every time that I hear of a bomb sighting, I think of the highest bravery of Officer Hurley and all the members of the Boston Bomb Squad. God bless all those officers and their familes for ensuring a safe place to live for us.
March 27, 2009
Thank you for your service, sir.
February 1, 2009
On today, the 17th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
October 28, 2008
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