Remembering Boston Bomb Technician Killed in Line of Duty

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Jerry Hurley spent decades with the Boston Police Department.
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Jerry Hurley eventually worked as part of BPD's Explosive Ordinance Unit
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Jerry Hurley's grown children, two of whom now work for the Boston Police Department, remember Hurley as a laughing, vibrant figure in their lives.
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Jerry Hurley responded to many bomb scenes during his career.
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Jerry Hurley worked the last years of his career in BPD's Explosive Ordinance Unit.
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Jerry Hurley responds to a bomb call.
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Jerry Hurley at a bomb scene.
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Jerry Hurley died on Oct. 28, 1991, after a homemade bomb planted under a car in Roslindale exploded in his hands. He was 50.
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This memorial is the first thing that bomb technicians entering the FBI Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, Alabama, see when they arrive, and the last thing they see when they leave.
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Boston Police Officer Jerry Hurley is one of 15 bomb techs killed in the line of duty. All are memorialized at the FBI's Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, Alabama.
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