Deputy Sheriff John William Murray

Deputy Sheriff John William Murray

East Carroll Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, July 4, 1942

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John William Murray

Deputy John Murray was stabbed to death after responding to a cafe to investigate reports of a disturbance on the evening of the Fourth of July. After entering the cafe he was surrounded by a group of patrons.

One of the men in the group stabbed Deputy Murray in the heart, killing him instantly.

The 45-year-old subject who stabbed Deputy Murray had been released from prison only six months earlier after serving a seven year term for murder. He was arrested in Bossier City eight months later. On July 6, 1943, he was executed in Louisiana's electric chair.

Deputy Murray was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Executed in 1943

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

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

July 4, 2020

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