Patrolman Joe Preston Murphy

Patrolman Joe Preston Murphy

Frisco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, January 29, 1968

Joe Preston Murphy

Patrolman Joe Murphy was killed in an automobile accident while responding to assist members of the Celina Police Department. His vehicle collided with a grain truck that was making a U-turn on State Highway 289.

Patrolman Murphy had served with the Frisco Police Department for eight months. He was survived by his wife, daughter, parents, and seven siblings. One his brothers was WWII hero and author Audie Murphy.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 29, 2018

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