Patrolman Edward J. Murphy

Patrolman Edward J. Murphy

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 11, 1935

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Edward J. Murphy

Patrolman Edward Murphy was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a burglary in progress in an apartment building.

During the exchange of gunfire Patrolman Murphy was mortally wounded. The suspect was captured and put to death in the electric chair.

Patrolman Murphy's parter was killed in the line of duty the following year when he fell from the same building Patrolman Murphy was killed in during a search a warrant.

Patrolman Murphy had served with the agency for 13 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Edward J. Murphy of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 11, 2022

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