Detective Howard W. Murray

Detective Howard W. Murray

Beaver County District Attorney's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, December 27, 1948

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Howard W. Murray

Detective Howard Murray was killed in an automobile accident on US Route 20, at Walnut Creek Hill in Fairview Township, while transporting a prisoner back to Aliquippa from Buffalo, New York.

The vehicle was being driven by the Aliquippa police chief when the crash occurred. The chief's brother, who had accompanied them, was also killed in the crash. The chief and the driver, the prisoner, and the occupants of the other vehicle were all injured.

Detective Murray was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and served as a County Detective for seven years. He previously served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Beaver County Sheriffs Office for one year. He was survived by his wife and three kids.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

extradition, prisoner custody, transport

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2014

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