Patrol Officer Maureen Kelly Murphy

Patrol Officer Maureen Kelly Murphy

Bonner Springs Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, January 31, 1986

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Maureen Kelly Murphy

Patrol Officer Maureen Murphy was shot and killed by a sniper with a high-powered rifle as she did paperwork in her patrol car.

The subject was apprehended but later hanged himself in his jail cell.

Officer Murphy was survived by her husband, who was also a police officer, and her 15-month-old daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

ambush, sniper

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My father, Jerry Weaver, was very close with Kelly as a friend and co-worker. When she passed my sister was 4 and I was not yet 1. As kids our dad would take us to visit her grave site and tell us all about her. We still think of her till this day. What a tragic event for such a beautiful soul.

Heather Weaver

January 31, 2020

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