Patrol Officer Maureen Kelly Murphy

Patrol Officer Maureen Kelly Murphy

Bonner Springs Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, January 31, 1986

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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I had just met Kelly a few weeks prior to her death, as a state trooper recently assigned to a neighboring county. She had an excellent reputation as both a law enforcement officer and as a friend. I had looked forward to working with her. Kelly was the second female officer killed in the line of duty in Kansas, having been preceded by Overland Park Police Officer Deanna Rose by one year and seven days.

Former fellow officer

January 29, 2018

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