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 Hurley was shot and killed on Gallatin Street near Hospital Street by a noted criminal, Frank Lyons, who had recently been pardoned from prison by Governor Francis T. Nichols.

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


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Incident Details

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and seventeenth anniversary of your death. 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 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 4, 2009

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