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 killed during an arrest of an armed assailant. Lieutenant Murphy and Officer Kegan were conducting an extensive murder investigation.

The officers went to the apartment of a gunman 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 Officer Kegan sustained multile and 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

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I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to write such kind words towards Lieutenant Murphy. His service and sacrifice is a source of strength and pride to our family.

Great-Granddaughter of Lieutenant Edward Murphy

February 9, 2018

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