BPD REMEMBERS THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF OFFICER HURLEY KILLED ON THIS DAY 27 YEARS AGO: On October 28, 1991, Boston Police Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr. was killed in the line of duty while responding to and investigating a suspicious package in the area of 39 Eastbourne Street in Roslindale. During the investigation, the device detonated, fatally wounding Officer Hurley and critically injuring his partner. At the time of his death, the 50-year-old Hurley, a 23-year-veteran of the department, was assigned to the BPD’s Bomb Squad Unit. Three of Officer Hurley’s children followed in their father’s footsteps and currently work as police officers for the Boston Police Department.
Officer Hurley is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park and his name which was added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial can be found at: Panel 27, West Line 18.
In Boston, a BPD Harbor Unit Patrol Boat (see photo)was named in Hurley’s honor and memory in June of 2017. Today, on the anniversary of his passing, please join the men and women of the BPD as we take a moment to acknowledge and remember the service and sacrifice of a brave soul who died protecting and serving our city while also recognizing the hurt, heartache and hardship endured by the family and friends he left behind.