Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 7/21/1931
Suspect: Not available
Sheriff Mart Murphy was shot and killed by a suspect he was attempting to arrest for bootlegging in Springfield, Tennessee.
When he and a local constable knocked on the door the suspect opened it and shot Sheriff Murphy in the stomach with a shotgun. He succumbed to his wounds two days later.
Sheriff Murphy had served with the Robertson County Sheriff's Office for five years. He was survived by his wife, child, and brother.