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Patrolman Frank Joseph Murphy | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Frank Joseph Murphy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, August 8, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 11063

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Murphy was shot and killed when he attempted to stop a stolen vehicle in Brooklyn.

Patrolman Murphy, on motorcycle patrol, spotted the stolen vehicle in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn and attempted to stop it. As Patrolman Murphy pursued the vehicle, on of the suspect in the vehicle opened fire at him. Patrolman Murphy was struck four times and thrown from his motorcycle. Patrolman Murphy was able to return fire from the ground, but the suspects escaped.

Patrolman Murphy was taken to a hospital where he died from his wounds.

Patrolman Murphy had served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was survived by his wife and three daughters. He was assigned to Motorcycle Squad 2, the present day Highway Patrol 2.

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Your brave act that day showed that you are a true hero. Rest well my brother. You are not forgotten.

N.Y.PD. Lt. Ray Flores
August 9, 2016


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