Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr.

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, October 28, 1991

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Reflections for Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr.

I have been doing research on my family tree. I never met Officer Hurley, but I have just found out that we were second cousins. My grandfather, Francis McArdle, was a brother of Officer Hurley's grandmother, Mary McArdle Hurley. Francis and Mary are buried in the family plot in Calvary Cemetary in
Dorcester,MA They both had emigrated from County Armagh, Ireland, in the late 19thC.

Anne Dempsey
second cousin to Jeremiah

March 20, 2017

My father served with Jerry and his partner Frankie Foley. I remember being home on leave from the USAF when he received word of Jerry's death. It was the first and only time I ever saw him cry. RIP Officer Hurley.


November 28, 2016

Today is 25 years since Officer Hurley died in the line of duty. I never had the privilege of knowing him, but as a former emergency services paramedic he is a brother. Although I live in Australia, I just wanted his family to know that there are people out there, that have not forgotten him nor his sacrifice. God bless you and your loved ones. Gone but not forgotten in our hearts and memory.

Warm Regards

John Limpus

ALS Paramedic
Queensland Ambulance Service(retired)

October 28, 2016

No Emotion No More Than a Wave can Retain it's Own Original Form.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Michael P

July 27, 2015

I just saw the movie "Blown Away"....and was compelled to look up the hero that this movie was dedicated to. I searched on the internet and was led to this page. My deepest sympathy to the Hurley family. My respect, admiration and appreciation to Officer Hurley for his bravery in making the ultimate sacrifice to keep others safe- he was and always will remain a hero.

Connie Kosowsky
An appreciative citizen

July 25, 2015

I don't know what else to say. All have been said. Thank you sir. You are living every day in our heart

Kim Le

April 13, 2015

GOD bless those who serve and protect without regard for themselves. I am certain beyond any doubt that our LORD, Jesus Christ, has been with his family since he gave the ultimate sacrifice for those he had never met.

I am a servant of our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ

March 12, 2015

All cops go to heaven

drew goss
former park ranger Walden pond

January 19, 2015

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

karen sampson
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.

Isabelle Beaudoin
an admirer

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.

Raj Dianand

April 22, 2013

God Bless the officer's family and loved ones.

Craig Needham

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.'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.

Chrissie Dahlstrom
Grateful Citizen

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)
Boston Police

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.

Raj Dianand

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!!!

Linda Melville

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

Sinçèrement vôtre,

Montreal, paramedic


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 :(

Kelly Cason
My Uncle

June 25, 2011

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