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


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: Charged with murder in 2017

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Patrolman Matthew Murphy was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle at West Main Street and U.S. Highway 281.

Another officer found Patrolman Murphy suffering from four .22 caliber gunshot wounds several minutes after he marked out on the traffic stop. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The case remained unsolved for 43 years until an inmate serving a life sentence in Alabama was charged with Patrolman Murphy's murder in October 2017.

Patrolman Murphy had served with the Alice Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Justice finally, god speed brother!!!

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC
December 1, 2017


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