Patrolman Thomas Murphy

Patrolman Thomas Murphy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, February 1, 1934

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Thomas Murphy

Patrolman Thomas Murphy was shot and killed during an armed robbery at 3443 S. LaSalle Street.

He was assigned to patrol a coal company in an area experiencing a series of robberies. He observed an armed offender enter and announce a robbery.

Patrolman Murphy confronted the armed gunman and engaged in a shootout. Patrolman Murphy was struck by a bullet fired through the window by another assailant standing outside.

Patrolman Murphy was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWI and was cited for bravery three times by the French Government. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2533
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Murphy. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

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