Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr.

Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr.

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, October 28, 1991

Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr.

Officer Jeremiah Hurley was killed while investigating a call regarding a suspicious package in a residential neighborhood. During the investigation the package exploded, killing him and wounding the other officer on the scene.

The bomb had been attached to the bottom of a car and fell off in the driveway. The bomb builder was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, but that conviction was overturned and he was re-sentenced in 2007 to serve 37 years. In August of 2008 a federal appeals court reinstated the life sentence.

Officer Hurley had served with the agency for 23 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, two stepsons, and two grandchildren.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 1772

Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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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

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