Deputy Sheriff Harold Hurst

Deputy Sheriff Harold Hurst

Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Wednesday, October 2, 1968

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Harold Hurst

Deputy Hurst was killed when his patrol car was struck by a Pacific Railroad freight train at a rail crossing on Fowler Avenue.

He was thrown from the vehicle and suffered severe injuries resulting in his death four days later.

Deputy Hurst was a U.S. Army veteran. He had been in law enforcement for five years and served with the sheriff's department for two years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters from a previous marriage.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 28, 1968

train crash

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Deputy Sheriff Hurst,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 2, 2018

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