Officer Murphy E. Flory

Officer Murphy E. Flory

Hagerstown Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, June 26, 1901

Murphy E. Flory

Officer Flory was shot and killed at the Norfolk and Western Railroad freight yards while making his normal rounds. He responded to the sounds of gun shots at approximately 1730 hours. A railroad employee who had just been fired had returned to the yards and shot the yard master. As Officer Flory approached the suspect the man shot him in the in the right side and round struck him in the heart. Before falling, Officer Flory was able to return fire and wound the suspect, who was taken into custody by witnesses.
Officer Flory was a veteran of the Spanish American War. He was survived by his father and two brothers.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 26, 2015

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