Patrolman John Hurley

Patrolman John Hurley

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, April 4, 1892

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John Hurley

Patrolman John Hurley was shot and killed on Gallatin Street (modern-day French Market Place) near Hospital Street by a noted criminal who had recently been pardoned from prison by Governor Francis T. Nichols.

The subject was engaged in a fight with another man when Patrolman Hurley stepped in to separate them. The man placed a pistol to the breast of the officer and fired, the ball entering his heart. The man was apprehended, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life. He was pardoned again in December of 1908.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Pardoned in 1908

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Patrolman Hurley,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Orleans.


United States Border Patrol

April 4, 2022

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