Patrolman William Murphy

Patrolman William Murphy

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, November 19, 1909

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William Murphy

Patrolman Murphy was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of gunfire near 19th Street and Baird Street. He was off duty and in the area when he heard the shots and went to investigate. When he arrived at the scene he located a shooting victim and was told that the shooter, the victim's neighbor, had just entered his house. When Patrolman Murphy went to the suspect's door and identified himself the man shot him, fatally wounding him. The suspect was apprehended but had his case dismissed on the technicality that Patrolman Murphy had no right to enter his home.
Patrolman Murphy had been with the agency for six years.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Case dismissed

investigation, off duty, shots fired

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Patrolman you had Every Right to go into that person's door! Rest In Paradise Brother!

P.O. Caleb Louard NYPD

November 19, 2015

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