Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 14 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Sentenced to life
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.