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Patrolman H. D. Murphy | Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Patrolman

H. D. Murphy

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, April 1, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/1/1934

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Both shot and killed

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Patrolmen H. D. Murphy and Edward Wheeler were shot and killed on Easter Sunday by the notorious outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde.

The two patrolmen had stopped their motorcycles believing a motorist needed assistance. As they approached the vehicle, the two outlaws opened fire with a shotgun and handgun, killing both officers.

Patrolman Murphy had served with the Texas Department of Public Safety for 6 months and was survived by his fiancee. He is buried in the Old Palestine Cemetery near Alto, Texas.

The Bonnie and Clyde Gang was responsible for the murder of law enforcement officers in four states - Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas - between 1932 and 1934. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow started their criminal career by robbing banks and quickly became notorious murderers wanted for the murders of nine law enforcement officers.

The two criminals were finally shot and killed in Louisiana when they were ambushed by a task force of Texas and Louisiana officers.

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Sir you heroism inspire me,it's so sad that people don't recognise the true heroes,your great service will be remember forever.Next week im beginning the training to become a police officer of my state,officers like you sir will always be in my memory.
Rest in peace

Felipe Silva
February 4, 2014

 

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