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.

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

You guys are awesome, you may be resting on martyrdom but your influence remained here on this world.


June 22, 2011

You guys are so brave. I have the ultimate respect for you and your profession.

May God bless you !


West Bromwich, England

Civilian, Shumail

June 18, 2011

I just viewed the movie Blown Away saw your tribute. You were a very brave and dedicated man to saving others lives. Your family was very blessed to have had you and the world is blessed to have you and so many like you who sacrifice their safety for the lives of others. Thank You so much to you and your family members who stood beside you knowing the danger you continually placed yourself through.

Donna Doram

June 16, 2011

I just watched the movie "Blown Away" & saw your name at the end. I did some search on internet, this is where i ended up.
I honour your service & sacrifice for your community. I convey my deepest sympathy to your family memebers. Sir, you are not forgotten. May you rest in peace!

Gihani - a humble citizen - Sri lanka

May 11, 2011

I still expect to hear your voice. You will always be in my heart> Doris Hurley Halliday


October 29, 2010

Every time that I hear of a bomb sighting, I think of the highest bravery of Officer Hurley and all the members of the Boston Bomb Squad. God bless all those officers and their familes for ensuring a safe place to live for us.

Ron Howard

March 27, 2009

Thank you for your service, sir.


February 1, 2009

Officer Hurley,
On today, the 17th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 28, 2008

On this 17 year anniversary of Officer Hurley's murder, May God Grant his Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends the Serenity to Accept the things they can not Change, the Courage to change the things they can, and the Wisdom to know the difference. May they have found Peace....Rest in Peace, Warrior, You have not been Forgotten....

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Police Dept Lewisburg, Pa

October 28, 2008

I too just watched the movie Blown Away and saw at the end that it said that it was dedicated to Jeremiah J. Hurley of the Boston Bomb Squad, so I did an internet search to find out more. I found this page.

After reading the comments already posted, I sat here at my desk for several minutes, trying to find the words to express my thoughts, but there were none. Others have already said most of what I wanted to say, and did so much more eloquently than I could have done.

I just wanted to add on thing though. Police officers are often disrespected for the job that they do. They really don't deserve it, but most of us are guilty of it from time to time. Some of us cuss under our breath when a cop pulls us over to write what we feel is an undeserved speeding ticket. Some of us call them rude names when they show up at our homes late at night responding to a disturbance that we say is none of their business. But 99% of the time, any negative reaction that we have to the actions or presence of a police officer is a direct result of something that WE instigated.

Don't want a speeding ticket? Don't speed!
Don't want an officer at your door at night? Don't create the disturbance in the first place!

The truth is that the guys with the badges put their lives on the line, for us, each and every day that they put on the uniform. The man who gave you a speeding ticket today could be the same man who shows up to save your life if something much worse happens later on, and many of them have died for us in the doing of it. So the next time you see a cop, say thank you. When he writes that ticket with your name on it, don't complain about how your tax dollars pay his salary. Instead be grateful, because someday he might pay something much more precious in return.

Joshua Harris
Grateful Taxpayer

August 29, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

June 29, 2008

Officer Hurley your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 23, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

I just watched Blown Away on Comcast OnDemand... You're service and heroism is duly noted. It's brave men and woman such as yourself that make this world a better place. Our world is a better place with you in it and a little poorer with your sacrifice. Thank you. God Bless you and all that serve.

David Devanna

August 26, 2007

I just saw the movie Blown Away..(on Comcast On Demand) at the end it said that it was dedicated to Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr.
I am very sorry for this family's loss. My prayers will be with you, especially now in the event of this verdict being overturned and the resentencing of the bomber. It must have opened up a very deep wound for you. There is a site called
Virtual and I recommend it because it gave me a sense of closure by allowing me to build a memorial to my son who passed away whe he was 19 years old. I know how devestating it is to loose a son, brother or sister. I hope this site will help you deal with your grief.
Again, my prayers are with you.
May Jeremiah Rest In Peace.

Joanne Watson
A South Boston Native

July 22, 2007

Jerry, I'll always remember you're calm presense at the bomb calls that you responded to while I worked the streets and appreciated your professional response along with your brothers on the bomb squad. Thanks for all your help in those stressful situations.

Sgt Dave Allen

July 22, 2007

I write with deep regard for your loss. I am a recent graduate from the Boston Police Academy Class 45-06, and must say that everytime we ran pass your husband's memorial in Wollcott Sq. his precence was felt and I endured extreme pride. His dedication to the Boston Police Department will never be forgotten. I remember watching the aftermath on the news, I was 14 yrs. old, and can remember the pain you felt. I am sorry for your misfortune, and will keep you and your family in my prayers forever.


PPO Jones-Henderson

Probationary Police Officer
Boston Police Department

June 12, 2007

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