Patrolman Richard Murray

Patrolman Richard Murray

Irvington Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, September 4, 1970

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Richard Murray

Patrolman Richard Murray was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic on Springfield Avenue.

He was knocked into a fire hydrant and killed instantly. The driver was convicted of charges in connection with Patrolman Murray's death.

Patrolman Murray had served with the Irvington Police Department for 2-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 72

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Patrolman Murray.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 23, 2021

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