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Patrolman Walter Murphy | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Walter Murphy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, January 7, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 14153

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Murphy was shot and killed when he took action while off-duty at the scene of a robbery.

Patrolman Murphy had stopped at a gas station at the corner of 183rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, Queens, and was in the washroom when he heard men announcing a holdup. Patrolman Murphy drew his revolver and exited the bathroom. He shot and killed one suspect, but killed in an exchange of gunfire with two other suspects.

The suspect fled the location, but were apprehended later in the day and charged with murder. One was later convicted of 2nd Degree murder and the other was found not guilty.

Patrolman Murphy had served with the New York City Police Department for six years and was survived by his wife and son. He was assigned to the 14th Division.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventy-ninth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 7, 2012


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