Traffic Officer Lee Sylvester Murphy

Traffic Officer Lee Sylvester Murphy

St. Croix County Traffic Police, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, June 22, 1955

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Lee Sylvester Murphy

Traffic Officer Murphy succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on June 14th, 1953, when he was shot in the shoulder while questioning a driver he had stopped.

The suspect had stolen the car in Hawthorne and had robbed a Tavern in Amery of $400. Although wounded, Officer Murphy chased the suspect into Hudson where the man shot and killed Patrolman Clarence Erickson, of the Hudson Police Department. The suspect shot Patrolman Erickson as he fled from his vehicle at a roadblock. Other officers shot and killed the suspect.

Officer Murphy had to undergo several surgeries. He suffered a stroke after one of the surgeries and never recovered.

Officer Murphy served with the St. Croix County Traffic Police which was later absorbed into the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 14, 1953
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

robbery, stolen vehicle, traffic stop

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 22, 2015

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