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Patrolman Lee Murphy | St. Croix County Highway Patrol, Wisconsin St. Croix County Highway Patrol, Wisconsin

Patrolman

Lee Murphy

St. Croix County Highway Patrol, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 22, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/14/1953

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Murphy succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two years earlier when he was shot in the shoulder while questioning a driver he had stopped. The suspect had stolen the car in Hawthorne and had robbed a Tavern in Amery of $400. Although wounded, Patrolman Murphy chased the suspect into Hudson where the man shot and killed Patrolman Clarence Erickson, of the Hudson Police Department. The suspect shot Patrolman Erickson as he fled from his vehicle at a road block. Other officers shot and killed the suspect.

Patrolman Murphy had to undergo several surgeries. He suffered a stroke after one of the surgeries and never recovered. He succumbed to the wound on June 22, 1955.

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