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Policeman George Murphy | Martins Ferry Police Department, Ohio Martins Ferry Police Department, Ohio


George Murphy

Martins Ferry Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, September 1, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Sentenced to 9 years

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Policeman George Murphy was shot and killed at the Cook and Whitby Circus by a circus employee.

The subject was having a confrontation with a bystander when he drew a pistol and shot Policeman Murphy three times as the officer attempted to arrest him.

The man was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to nine years in prison December 7, 1893.

Policeman Murphy was survived by his wife, six children, and parents.

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Officer Murphy,
On today, the 122nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Martins County.


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September 1, 2015


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