Chief of Police Jeremiah Joseph Murphy

Chief of Police Jeremiah Joseph Murphy

Butte Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Friday, September 20, 1935

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Jeremiah Joseph Murphy

Chief Murphy was killed in a struggle with a man he was attempting to arrest.

Chief Murphy was attempting to subdue a man with a gun at the Montana Power Company when he struck his head on the marble floor. Chief Murphy died as a result of his injuries.

The suspect was only convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Chief Murphy had served with the Butte Police Department for 42 years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 42 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 days

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 20, 2020

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