Seventeen years ago today, Officer Jeremiah Hurley gave his life in his service as a Boston police officer.
From his Officer Down Memorial Page
Officer Jeremiah Hurley was killed while investigating a call regarding a suspicious package in a residential neighborhood. During the investigation the package exploded, killing him and wounding the other officer on the scene. The bomb had been attached to the bottom of a car and fell off in the driveway.
The bomb builder was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, but that conviction was overturned and he was re-sentenced in 2007 to serve 37 years.
Officer Hurley had served with the agency for 23 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, two stepsons, and two grandchildren.