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Patrolman Matthew Charles Murphy | Alice Police Department, Texas Alice Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Matthew Charles Murphy

Alice Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, December 1, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 415

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Never solved

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Patrolman Matthew Murphy was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle at West Main Street and U.S. Highway 281. Several minutes after the initial stop another officer found Patrolman Murphy suffering from four .22 caliber gunshot wounds.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The case remains unsolved.

Patrolman Murphy had served with the agency for 11 years and is survived by his wife and two children.

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R.I.P. Officer Murphy, your case has been reopened and hopefully will shed some light on the responsible person to bring them to justice.

A local peace officer
TX
March 9, 2017

 

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