The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Sheriff’s Sergeant Mack Chester Hurley Jr.
Mack was born December 8, 1926 in Hamilton to truck driver Mack Chester Hurley, Sr. of Tennessee and Celia Marie (Wyatt) Hurley of Kentucky.
He managed a Sinclair service station in Hamilton and also played steel, base, and rhythm guitar for the harmony trio, Pine Mountain Boys, at various locations and on WLWT.
Mack joined the Butler County Sheriff’s Office in 1959 as a road patrol officer. His name appears many times in newspapers having investigated numerous serious and fatal auto accidents and occasional felonies. During June 1977, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned as road patrol supervisor; though he was sometimes reported “Detective” by newspapers during investigations. Sergeant Hurley left the Sheriff’s Office in 1980 with 21 years of service.
Sergeant Hurley owned and operated a semi-tractor trailer and was known by his citizen band radio moniker as “Geronimo”. He was also a member of the Middletown Moose Lodge #501.
Deputy Hurley passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the Garden Manor Retirement Village where he had been a patient for four weeks. He was 92.
He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Lisa Marie Smith and siblings, Ronnie Hurley, Richard Hurley, Donald Hurley, and Lillian Bosse. Sergeant Hurley is survived by his wife of 74 years, Genevery “Gerry” Hurley; children, Judy A. (Steve) Bishop, Danny Hurley, Greg (Dotty) Hurley, and Joan Frost; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Loraine (Glen) Driggers, Midge Cook, and Del (Linda) Frederick; and half-brother, Billy Hurley.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made to Garden Manor Retirement Village, 6898 Middletown-Hamilton Road, Middletown, Ohio 45044.
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