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.

Patrolman Murphy was assigned to patrol a coal company in an area experiencing a pattern of robberies. He observed an armed offender enter and announce a robbery. Patrolman Murphy confronted the armed gunman and engaged in a gun battle. Patrolman Murphy was struck by a bullet fired through the window by another assailant standing outside.

Patrolman Murphy was survived by his wife and two sons. He served 27 months in the Marine Corps during World War I and was cited for bravery three times by the French Government.


  • Age Not available
  • 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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