Trooper John B. McMurray

Trooper John B. McMurray

Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas

End of Watch Wednesday, December 9, 1964

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John B. McMurray

Trooper John McMurray was struck by a drunk driver while on a radar speed enforcement assignment west of Manhattan, Kansas.

As he placed a camera in the trunk of his patrol car, which was parked on the shoulder, the drunk driver struck him from behind. He died of his injuries three days later. The 23-year-old driver was later convicted of driving under the influence and manslaughter.

Trooper McMurray was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Kansas Highway Patrol for three years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 257
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 6, 1964
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Convicted

drunk driver

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Rest in peace Trooper McMurray.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 31, 2020

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