Officer Robert Paul Murray

Officer Robert Paul Murray

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, May 2, 1962

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Robert Paul Murray

Officer Robert Murray was killed in a motorcycle crash on 3rd Avenue underneath of the Burnside Bridge.

He had just placed traffic cones on the sidewalk following a traffic detail and was leaving the area when his motorcycle struck a bridge abutment.

Officer Murray was a U.S Navy veteran and had served with the Portland Police Bureau for three years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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Officer Murray,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

May 2, 2022

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