K9 Murph

K9 Murph

Tempe Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, November 21, 1986

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K9 Murph was shot and killed by a man who had murdered Police Officer Kenneth Moody of the Houston, Texas, Police Department on November 26, 1969.

The suspect was released after serving only 11 years for Officer Moody's murder when a federal judge overturned his sentence.


  • Breed Unknown Breed
  • Gender Not available
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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As a child I had the opportunity to spend time around Murph as his partner Carlos Araiza was my Webelos cub scout leader. I was always so impressed with His intelligence and gentle demeanor. Always loved being able to see him every week when we had scouts at the Araizas home thank you Murph for your sacrifice .

Thad Scott
Friend and neighbor

November 3, 2019

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