Probationary Patrolman Gerald C. Murphy

Probationary Patrolman Gerald C. Murphy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, October 22, 1970

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Gerald C. Murphy

Officer Murphy was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest while off duty in the Lower East Side. Three suspects were apprehended shortly after the incident.

He had served with the New York City Police Department for 6 months and was assigned to the 9th Precinct.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 16043

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Three apprehended

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Always rest in peace my brother. Although we did not know each other, we came from the same class. Sadly you are gone during the time when the department did not give specific reasons when tactically, you don't identify your self. So many of us have perished because of a 'one size shoe fit rule'. It was years later that recruits were thought different when to identify themselves, when it was obvious that the guy robbing the bank was not a LEO.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 22, 2017

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