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City Marshal James H. Murphy | Fairfax Police Department, Oklahoma Fairfax Police Department, Oklahoma

City Marshal

James H. Murphy

Fairfax Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, October 13, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Marshal Murphy was shot and killed as he and the sheriff of Osage County attempted to arrest a man for stealing a team of mules. The suspect opened fire on both officers with a shotgun as they approached him. Marshal Murphy was struck in the chest and killed.

The suspect was captured two weeks later in Butler, Missouri. He was found guilty of manslaughter.

Marshal Murphy was survived by his wife and several children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 13, 2010

 

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