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CAMBRIDGE, Md. - It's a search for the missing. The death of a Cambridge police officer is now under investigation. It happened nearly 114 years ago and Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Cambridge-Dorchester Lodge President Tom Hurley continues the search today to find more clues into how he died.

Hurley says it's a search for facts in the death of one of his own.

It started with an article from an old Virginia newspaper. A man called the Cincinnati Kid, also known as James Brown, is caught. He's wanted for a number of crimes including killing an officer.

The officer's name is Nathaniel Henry, who served as a Cambridge police officer before being killed on Christmas Eve 1905. Hurley wants more.

"This officer deserves to be honored," Hurley said.

So far, the article and another found in a Cambridge newspaper is all Hurley really knows. For months he's searched historical societies, archives, libraries and courts across the state. There's still lots of questions.

"What was the circumstances of his death? How did he die? That's the most important. Was he working at the time or not?" Hurley said.

Hurley says once he finds answers, he can memorialize Officer Henry in both Cambridge and at the Fallen Officer's Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Anyone with any information on Officer Nathaniel Henry or his alleged killer, "The Cincinnati Kid" can contact Hurley at or at 410-330-8968.

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