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Detective Joe F. Murray | Augusta Police Department, Georgia Augusta Police Department, Georgia

Detective

Joe F. Murray

Augusta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, December 27, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/23/1894

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1895

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Detective Joe Murray was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a murder suspect at the man's home.

The suspect had committed the murder in South Carolina and then fled to his home in Augusta. As officers attempted to make entry into his home the man opened fire with two pistols, fatally wounding Patrolman Murray, and wounded two other officers and a citizen.

The suspect fled the home but was arrested a short time later and taken to jail. He was convicted of Patrolman Murray's murder and hanged in Augusta February 8th, 1895.

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