MEDIA AVAILABILTY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Christening Ceremony for the New Boston Police Harbor Patrol Boat, the “Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr.”

WHO:            Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Boston Police Command Staff, BPD Harbor Patrol Unit, BPD Explosive Ordinance Unit, family of late Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr., family of Officer Frank Foley, retired members of the BPD Explosive Ordinance Unit, board members of the Boston Police Foundation, and members of the Boston Police Department.

WHAT:          Dedication and christening of the new Boston Police Department Harbor Patrol Unit 38’ SAFE Boat. The new, highly maneuverable and highly tactical boat will be named the “Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr.” after the late Officer Hurley. BPD Officer Hurley (Jerry) was appointed on February 14, 1968. He served in several assignments before being assigned to the Boston Police Bomb Squad (EOD Unit). On October 28, 1991, Officer Hurley and his partner, Officer Frank Foley, responded to a call for a device under a motor vehicle in a residential neighborhood in Roslindale. During the investigation, the device detonated, fatally wounding Officer Hurley and critically wounding Officer Foley. Officer Hurley had served with the BPD for 23 years at the time of the incident; he was killed in the line of duty at age 50. Three of Officer Hurley’s children, David, Leanne, and Donald, followed in their father’s footsteps and currently work as officers for the BPD with 28, 22, and 20 years of service, respectively. It is with great pride and honor that the BPD Harbor Patrol Unit names its new boat after the late Officer Hurley.

WHEN:          Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

WHERE:        Ferry Dock at Fan Pier Park & Marina, Northern Avenue, South Boston.

CONTACT:    Boston Police Media Relations (617) 343-4520 for media inquiries.