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Special Police Officer John Patrick Murphy | Westchester County Parkway Police Department, New York Westchester County Parkway Police Department, New York

Special Police Officer

John Patrick Murphy

Westchester County Parkway Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, November 18, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 64

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

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Special Officer John Murphy was killed in an automobile accident in Scarsdale, New York, after arresting a man for unlawful hunting. After making the arrest Officer Murphy accompanied the prisoner in the man's car.

During the drive to the police station the car ran off the road and overturned, killing Officer Murphy instantly.

Officer Murphy was survived by his wife.

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I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Murphy and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
November 17, 2015


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