Patrolman John Patrick Murphy

Patrolman John Patrick Murphy

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, November 29, 1915

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John Patrick Murphy

Patrolman John Murphy succumbed to a head injury sustained the previous day when he fell while on patrol and struck his head.

He was initially sent home from the hospital after being diagnosed with a superficial wound but was rushed back to the hospital the next day, where he died. It was determined that Patrolman Murphy suffered a fractured skull as a result of the fall.

Patrolman Murphy had served with the Jersey City Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 28, 1915

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th 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 officer Larry Lasater

November 29, 2010

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