Detective William F. Murphy

Detective William F. Murphy

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, June 23, 1903

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William F. Murphy

Detective William Murphy was shot and killed as he and another officer were attempting to arrest a coal thief near Eaton Street and Water Street.

The man was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On December 11th, 1903, he was executed by hanging at the Peoria County Jail.

Detective Murphy was survived by his parents and two brothers.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1903

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No passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and sacrifice, and rest in peace knowing that you will always be remembered.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 23, 2020

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