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Patrolman Thomas Murphy | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Thomas Murphy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, February 1, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 2533

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Thomas Murphy was shot and killed during an armed robbery.

Patrolman Murphy was assigned to patrol a coal company in an area experiencing a pattern of robberies. He observed an armed offender enter and announce a robbery. Patrolman Murphy confronted the armed gunman and engaged in a gun battle. Patrolman Murphy was struck by a bullet fired through the window by another assailant standing outside.

Patrolman Murphy was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Murphy. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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