Patrolman Bernard Murray

Patrolman Bernard Murray

Hoboken Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, October 2, 1918

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Bernard Murray

Patrolman Murray was shot and killed after responding to a call at 412 Madison Street. The complainant was upset because a 27-year-old man was dating her 16-year-old sister. When Patrolman Murray arrived, he found the man armed with a gun. The suspect shot and killed Patrolman Murray.

It was later learned that the suspect was a deserter from the United State Navy and had committed several unsolved murders. The suspect was sentenced to life in prison.

The suspect was shot and killed in 1930 as he attempted to escape from the Trenton State Prison. In the escape attempt, the suspect shot and killed Deputy Keeper Frank Butcher of the New Jersey Department of Corrections.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Shot and killed in prison

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Patrolman Murray,
On today, the 102nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hoboken.


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