Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Travis Paul Murphy

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Travis Paul Murphy

Officer Murphy,
I did not know you or your family,but I can say that when I read about what happened to you,I started to cry and said a prayer for you and your family.I have tried to put myself in officers shoes to see how they feel.I know I could never completely understand,but I hope to make a difference for any officer that I meet.I know their jobs are hard and extremely lonely.I was once told by an officer "50% of the people love me and 50% hate me."I look up to every officer because they deserve love and respect for what they do for their communities.Even though I did not know Officer Murphy,I want his family to know that I will keep him and his family in my prayers every day.I also want them to know that he did make a difference!What happened to Officer Murphy really burdened me and I am going to try to be as good of a citizen as I can be to honor Officer Murphy's sacrifice and remind people that these officers are here to keep us safe.Let's do the same for them.God bless you Officer Murphy!

Kathy Clark

June 2, 2010

Thank you, Officer Travis Murphy, for your service, your courage and your ultimate sacrifice. May God watch over your family and one day help those little babies to understand that their daddy is, and will always be, a true American HERO! God Bless and Godspeed.


June 1, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Murphy and his family.
A true hero.

Trooper Adam Buchta
Indiana State Police

June 1, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Murphy as well as the brotherhood at Phoenix Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

June 1, 2010

We will never forget your ultimate sacrifice. We carry on in your honor, Sir.

Sgt. Tim LeGarde
UMPD-Duluth; ALEA Class 292

June 1, 2010



June 1, 2010

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers with the Phoenix Police Department are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Sr. Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, Georgia

June 1, 2010

Rest In Peace Our Brother

Lt B Cole
Lake Charles Police Dept (LOUISIANA)

June 1, 2010

The officer stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, officer.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The officer squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the officer waited quietly,
For the judgement of his God.

"Step forward now, officer,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Officer C. Weidenbach
Arizona Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol

June 1, 2010

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

June 1, 2010

To the family, friends, and fellow officers of Officer Travis Murphy, my sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from all of us in the Alvarez household and the employees of the City of Phoenix Aviation Operations.

To Mr. Murphy, with extreme sadness, may you rest in peace Sir. (John 5:25-29)

Abel Alvarez
Phoenix Aviation Department

June 1, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Travis Murphy, and the Phoenix P.D Name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Murphy, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

June 1, 2010

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your co-worker and friend. My special sympathy to his wife and children. They can be very proud of him, but that won't ease the pain yet. God's blessings on all of you and know with time the awful hurt will ease into a beautiful memory of him.

Rusty Cox,Information Clerk
Asheville Police Dept., Asheville, NC

June 1, 2010

The Bisbee Police Dept. sends its condolence and prayers. May God bless you and your family.

Sgt. Robert Coronado
Bisbee Police Dept.

June 1, 2010

God bless you Travis. Rest if Peace!

Kathy and Philip Selby

June 1, 2010

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

May God bless you and keep you. You and your family are in our prayers.

Officer Jeffrey Krider
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

June 1, 2010

On this memorial day, 5 days after you were murdered for doing your job, I can't help but to continually ask the question "why?" Why did a young man have to lose his life? Why did two young children have to lose their father? Why did a wife have to lose her husband? Why did a mom and dad have to lose a son? And why did we, your police family, have to lose a colleague and friend? I didn't know you well Travis, but I know people who did. And, as you know, our reputation is all we have as police officers. Your reputation, by all accounts, was that you were a stellar friend, father, and cop. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest in peace.

Squaw Peak Officer
Phoenix PD

May 31, 2010

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Travis Murphy as well as to the Phoenix Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Murphy, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

May 31, 2010

We would like to express our condolances and symphathy for Officer Murphy's family, friends and coworkers. Police and Fire employees are truly an extended family and it is always hard to loose a teammate. We want to thank officer Murphy for dedicating his life to keeping the citizens of Phoenix safe. You will be missed and remembered.

Dana Large and Fred Dimas Jr.
Phoenix Fire Dept

May 31, 2010

God bless your family, RIP

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

May 31, 2010

Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family of Officer
Murphy. We, too are suffering knowing your loss of such
a good officer, husband, & father. He was also the partner
of our niece. Sorrow in the line of duty has now struck
us twice in a short time, as we lost our Deputy Sarah Jones, EOW 10 -19 - 08. Find comfort & strengh in arms
of family, fellow officers, and the COPS programs. Know
that you are not allow in this most tragic of times.
HERO'S live forever ~in our hearts, never to be forgotten.

Connie Jones
Survivor - in- law

Connie Jones

May 31, 2010

Rest in peace brother. God Bless you and your family.

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

May 31, 2010

Officer Travis P. Murphy's Family, Friends and the Units at the PPD are in my Prayers, and thoughts and have my Heartfelt Sympathy. Thank YOU for your Service.
So very Sorry my Brother. God Bless.

Kentucky Retired

May 30, 2010

My condolences go out to Travis and his family. As a Firefighter, I feel the loss of a man who loved his job. As a family man I feel the loss his wife and children have suffered.I watched the television segment with his squad mates. I felt their loss also.I have been to too many funerals for people that passed before their time.
Again my best to all.
Walt Lanphier and family

Walter Lanphier PFD ENG Ret

May 30, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace brother, watch over us.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, NC

May 30, 2010

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