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Patrolman William Murphy | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Police Department, Kentucky


William Murphy

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, November 19, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Case dismissed

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Patrolman Murphy was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of gunfire near 19th Street and Baird Street. He was off duty and in the area when he heard the shots and went to investigate. When he arrived at the scene he located a shooting victim and was told that the shooter, the victim's neighbor, had just entered his house. When Patrolman Murphy went to the suspect's door and identified himself the man shot him, fatally wounding him. The suspect was apprehended but had his case dismissed on the technicality that Patrolman Murphy had no right to enter his home.
Patrolman Murphy had been with the agency for six years.

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Patrolman you had Every Right to go into that person's door! Rest In Paradise Brother!

P.O. Caleb Louard NYPD
November 19, 2015


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