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Patrolman Joseph McMurray | Brookline Police Department, Massachusetts Brookline Police Department, Massachusetts


Joseph McMurray

Brookline Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Monday, October 17, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Joseph McMurray was shot and killed after responding to a house where an intoxicated man had just shot and killed his wife. When Patrolman McMurray arrived the doors and windows were boarded up. Patrolman McMurray broke a panel from the front door and attempted to enter the house, but was shot and killed by the suspect before he could. Other officers arrived and arrested the suspect.

Patrolman McMurray had rescued the suspect from drowning three years earlier. The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on April 12, 1905.

Patrolman McMurray had served with the agency for 11 years.

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On October 17, 1904, Brookline Patrolman Joseph McMurray was killed in the line of duty.

As you go about your day, please remember the sacrifice Patrolman McMurray made 111 years ago today and remain vigilant.

Brookline Police First Platoon
Brookline MA
October 17, 2015


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