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 while serving as a Special Police Officer. The chief, 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

transport, prisoner custody, extradition

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Det. Murray,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 27, 2023

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