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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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 29, 2020

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