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Special Officer Robert G. Murray | Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

Robert G. Murray

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Friday, October 14, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Iowa

Incident Date: 10/14/1921

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: All arrested

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Special Officer Robert Murray was shot and killed in Council Bluffs, Iowa, while he and several other local and federal officers raided a farmhouse being used by bootleggers and rail thieves.

Officer Murray was guarding five men in one room and a Council Bluffs officer was guarding a woman and a man in a second room. The woman was able to slip a revolver to the man who opened fire, killing Officer Murray and wounding the Council Bluffs officer.

One of the men was shot and killed and all of the others were eventually apprehended.

Special Officer Murray had served with the agency for six years. He was survived by his parents, brother, and sister and is buried at Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loay
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 14, 2010

 

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