Patrolman David J. Murphy

Patrolman David J. Murphy

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, September 9, 1942

David J. Murphy

Patrolman David Murphy accidentally shot himself in the chest while cleaning his service revolver in the Fourth Precinct Station House.

He had been with the agency for 13 years.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 340

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 71rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 2, 2013

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