Police Officer Dave Murdock

Police Officer Dave Murdock

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, June 27, 1921

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Dave Murdock

Officer Murdock was shot and killed as he and other officers responded to a shooting call. As the arrived they were met with a hail of gunfire and Officer Murdock was struck in the jaw. He was transported to a local hospital and was expected to recover. Five days later he succumbed to complications from the gunshot wound.

The 21-year-old suspect was arrested, convicted of murder and sentenced to 113 years. He died in prison on January 26, 1922, of tuberculosis.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, June 22, 1921
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 27, 2020

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