Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # 257
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 12/6/1964
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Trooper John McMurray was struck by a drunk driver while on a radar speed enforcement assignment west of Manhattan, Kansas. As he placed a camera in the trunk of his patrol car, which was parked on the shoulder, the drunk driver struck him from behind. He died of his injuries three days later. The driver was later convicted of driving under the influence and manslaughter.
Trooper McMurray had served with the agency for three years. He was also a United States Air Force veteran. He was survived by his wife and daughter.