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Detective Howard W. Murray | Beaver County District Attorney's Office, Pennsylvania Beaver County District Attorney's Office, Pennsylvania

Detective

Howard W. Murray

Beaver County District Attorney's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, December 27, 1948

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Age: 52

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Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Detective Howard Murray was killed in an automobile accident on US Route 20, at Walnut Creek Hill in Fairview Township, while transporting a prisoner back to Aliquippa from Buffalo, New York.

The vehicle was being driven by the Aliquippa police chief when the crash occurred. The chief's brother, who had accompanied them, was also killed in the crash. The chief and the driver, the prisoner, and the occupants of the other vehicle were all injured.

Detective Murray was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
January 27, 2014

 

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