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Chief of Police Jeremiah Joseph Murphy | Butte Police Department, Montana Butte Police Department, Montana

Chief of Police

Jeremiah Joseph Murphy

Butte Police Department, Montana

End of Watch: Friday, September 20, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: 42 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Sentenced to 30 days

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Chief Murphy was killed in a struggle with a man he was attempting to arrest.

Chief Murphy was attempting to subdue a man with a gun at the Montana Power Company when he struck his head on the marble floor. Chief Murphy died as a result of his injuries.

The suspect was only convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Chief Murphy had served with the Butte Police Department for 42 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered. You must be proud that your family has continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 20, 2012


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