City Marshal James H. Murphy

City Marshal James H. Murphy

Fairfax Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, October 13, 1912

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James H. Murphy

Marshal Murphy was shot and killed as he and the sheriff of Osage County attempted to arrest a man for stealing a team of mules. The suspect opened fire on both officers with a shotgun as they approached him. Marshal Murphy was struck in the chest and killed.

The suspect was captured two weeks later in Butler, Missouri. He was found guilty of manslaughter.

Marshal Murphy was survived by his wife and several children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 13, 2010

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