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Longboat Police captain named officer of the year

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  • | 5:00 a.m. May 21, 2024
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Longboat Key Police Capt. Robert Bourque, who continues to investigate the double murder at the Zota Beach Resort in 2017, was honored May 16 as the Manatee County Hundred Club’s 2023 Officer of the Year.

“This award could not have gone to a more deserving individual who has spent his career performing at the highest levels,” Longboat Key Police Chief George Turner said.

Longboat Key Police Capt. Robert Bourque in 2017.
Photo by Katie Johns

Bourque has been the lead investigator in the case. In August 2017, 59-year-old night desk manager Timothy Hurley, and 51-year-old security guard Kevin Carter were shot and killed during a robbery.

The initial main suspect, former Zota employee Darryl Hanna Jr., was charged with the murders and theft of $900 from the front desk. After pleading not guilty and being held in the Manatee County Jail without bond, Hanna fell into a stroke-induced coma and later died.

The investigation continued, and in January 2024, Bourke arrested Hanna’s sister, Latoya Hanna, on second-degree murder charges. Latoya was allegedly her brother’s getaway driver.

Bourque started his career with Longboat Key in 2009 and has also worked at the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, city of Tampa Police Department, and the city of Bradenton Police Department.

Each year, the Manatee County Hundred Club recognizes the best law enforcement officers in the region. This is the first time a member of the Longboat Key Police Department has received this award.


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