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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I am Jerry's sister. I was just shy of 2 when he was killed. He was my mothers favorite. He was iconic, a picture on the wall, my sisters (Irish) twin. We didn't talk about him, I think it hurt my dad to much. I wish we had, in later years we did and the stories were great! He wanted him to be a lawyer, and as the story goes, he walked in the front door picked up some books and walked out the back and went to the academy. I often wonder how different my life would have been had he been around, what impact would he have had? I think about him often and know that he is watching over this family. It's funny we never talked much of Jerry, but I read these memories and see he was a shortstop, my daughter is a shortstop. My dad was always so proud of her and her athleticism, never said a word. Me I just wonder...................

Carol Murphy-Salvadore

October 23, 2019

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