BPD Remembers: On Monday October 28, 1991, Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr. was killed in the line of duty after responding to a call for a suspicious package in the area of 39 Eastbourne Street in Roslindale. At the time of his death, the 50-year-old Hurley, who was a 23-year-veteran of the department, was assigned to the BPD’s Bomb Squad Unit. During the investigation, the device detonated, fatally wounding Officer Hurley and critically injuring his partner.

He was survived by his wife and four children, two daughters and two sons, as well as two grandchildren. Since his tragic passing, his family has welcomed an additional 9 grandchildren. Three of Officer Hurley’s children would later follow in their father’s footsteps to become Boston Police Officers. Two are currently assigned to the BPD Harbor Patrol Unit where they protect and serve on a Patrol Boat which was named in memory of their father in June of 2017 and another is assigned as a Sergeant in District D-14 (Brighton).

Officer Hurley is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor in the area of Aldrich Street and Beech Street Roslindale

Today, on the 30th anniversary of his passing, please join the men and women of the BPD as we take a moment to remember the service and sacrifice of a brave soul who died protecting and serving our city while also recognizing the hurt and heartache endured by the family and friends he left behind.