Lieutenant Edward T. Murphy

Lieutenant Edward T. Murphy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, February 9, 1928

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Edward T. Murphy

Lieutenant Edward T. Murphy and Patrolman Eugene Keegan were shot at killed at 131 E 35th Street during the arrest of an armed assailant while conducting a murder investigation.

The officers went to the apartment of the suspect who had just murdered two employees of a packing plant. Upon arrival, the offender resisted and fired a barrage of bullets. Both Lieutenant Murphy and Patrolman Kegan sustained fatal wounds.

The assailant was shot and killed by other officers.

Lieutenant Murphy is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 183

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

homicide investigation, murder suspect

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always and know that your law enforcement family will never forget.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 9, 2021

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