Patrolman Charlie Vestel Murphy

Patrolman Charlie Vestel Murphy

Gastonia Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, August 1, 1944

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Charlie Vestel Murphy

Patrolman Charlie Murphy suffered a fatal heart attack following a violent struggle with a drunk suspect on West Airline Avenue. During the struggle Patrolman Murphy suffered a severe cut above his eye. He was able to subdue the man and place him in the patrol car and then suffered the heart attack.

Patrolman Murphy was survived by his wife and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, North Carolina.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest in peace Patrolman Murphy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 29, 2020

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