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Patrolman Martin S. Murrin | Joliet Police Department, Illinois Joliet Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Martin S. Murrin

Joliet Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 12, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 215

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/12/1984

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Convicted of manslaughter

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Patrolman Martin Murrin was shot and killed with his own service weapon while attempting to arrest a known gang member who had an active warrant for aggravated assault.

Patrolman Murrin and his partner spotted the subject while patrolling the "Hill" area. After a brief car chase, the suspect fled on foot with Patrolman Murrin in pursuit. The suspect was able to gain control of Patrolman Murrin's gun and shot him five times.

The suspect was later captured in Mexico, extradited to Illinois, and sentenced to death. In 1996, he received a retrial based on a technicality, was found guilty of manslaughter, and sentenced to time served.

Patrolman Murrin had served with the Joliet Police Department for 10 years and had received 13 commendations and letters of appreciation. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 9, 2013

 

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