Police Officer David Duncan Murdock

Police Officer David Duncan Murdock

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, June 28, 1921

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David Duncan Murdock

Officer Murdock was shot and killed as he and other officers responded to a shooting call at 1508 George Street (Present day West Gray Street). 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.

Officer Murdock served with the Houston Police Department for eight months and is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 21, 1921
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Rest in peace Officer Murdock.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 9, 2022

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