Officer W. J. Murphy

Officer W. J. Murphy

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, October 18, 1929

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W. J. Murphy

Officer W.J. Murphy was shot and killed at approximately 0200 hours after stopping a speeding vehicle on Broad Street near Conti Street. The vehicle was later found in Picayune, Mississippi, and turned out to be stolen.

Three weeks later a tip led to the arrest of the 23-year-old gunman.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

traffic stop

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Rest in peace Officer Murphy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 26, 2019

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