Patrolman Francis A. Murray

Patrolman Francis A. Murray

Bangor Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Wednesday, June 28, 1950

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Francis A. Murray

Patrolman Murray was struck and killed by car while directing traffic at Dutton and Main Streets following a circus. The 24-year-old suspect fled the scene after striking Patrolman Murray but was later apprehended and charged with hit-and-run and manslaughter. He was convicted of manslaughter, fined $1,498.00, and received a suspended sentence at the request Patrolman Murray's wife.

Patrolman Murray had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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Patrolman Murray, it has been 74 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 8 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 28, 2024

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