(February 10, 2014) Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Hartford City Council President Shawn Wooden released the following statement today on the passing of Walter “Doc” Hurley, a stand-out figure in athletics and education in the City of Hartford for nearly half a century. Hurley, a year-round athlete at Weaver High School, went on to attend Virginia State University, before returning to Hartford and creating the Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation.
“I am deeply saddened by the news,” Mayor Segarra said. “Mr. Hurley was a committed contributor to the community for many decades. By taking the time to make a difference in the lives of individual youth, he created a legacy that will last for generations. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and loved ones.”
“There will never be another Doc Hurley,” said Council President Shawn Wooden, speaking on behalf of the Council. “While the funds he raised made a college education possible for hundreds of local youth, his contributions to the Hartford community go beyond what can be quantified in dollars and cents. He was an extraordinary athlete, educator, coach, mentor and role model to so many in our community. Our City will be forever grateful for his many contributions.”
Mayor Segarra has requested that flags in the City be lowered to half-staff in his honor.
For Immediate Release: February 10, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz