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Deputy Sheriff George Edward McMurren | Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff

George Edward McMurren

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch: Sunday, June 24, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff George McMurren was shot and killed while attempting to locate a suspected poacher who was known to the deputy.

Deputy McMurren was standing on the top of a hill and shining his light towards the suspect's location. The suspect, a former sharpshooter for the Marine Corps, shot Deputy McMurren in the chest using the light from the flashlight as a point of reference.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy McMurren was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and had served with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office for only six months. He had previously served with the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Police Department for 13-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife, six children, and one grandchild.

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Always missing you in our lives. I love you

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Jan R McMurren
May 22, 2017


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