Officer William H. Murie

Officer William H. Murie

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, November 19, 1980

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William H. Murie

Officer William Murie succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while assisting at the scene of an accident on I-17, 20 miles near Phoenix.

He was en route to a temporary assignment in Phoenix as a counselor cadet training when he encountered the crash and stopped to provide assistance. After being struck, he was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries three days later.

Officer Murie was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Phoenix Police Department for five years and had previously served with the Coconino County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his wife, three-year-old twin daughters, parents, and brother.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 721
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 16, 1980

accident scene

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Today, myself and another Trooper laid a wreath at Officer Murie's gravesite. To Officer Murie's family, please know his sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Trooper Ryan Poirier
AZDPS, Honor Guard

December 2, 2023

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