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Lieutenant Edward T. Murphy | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

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Edward T. Murphy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, February 9, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # 183

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Lieutenant Edward T. Murphy and Patrolman Eugene Keegan were killed during an arrest of an armed assailant. Lieutenant Murphy and Officer Kegan were conducting an extensive murder investigation.

The officers went to the apartment of a gunman who had just murdered two employees of a packing plant. Upon arrival, the offender resisted and fired a barrage of bullets. Both Lieutenant Murphy and Officer Kegan sustained multile and fatal wounds.

The assailant was shot and killed by other officers.

Lieutenant Murphy is survived by his wife and daughter.

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Patrolman Eugene J. Keegan
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End of Watch: Thursday, February 9, 1928
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Murphy. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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