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Deputy Sheriff George Edward McMurren

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, June 24, 1973

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff George Edward McMurren

Deputy Sheriff McMurren,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served as a U.S. Army Paratrooper during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Airborne All The Way!

United States Border Patrol

June 24, 2023

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff McMurren.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 29, 2022

Always remembered, with love.

Jan McMurren

April 6, 2021

George Edward McMurren forever a hero. Remembered by veterans as well as those who serve and protect.

Alicia McMurren

January 13, 2021

Never Forgotten. I love and miss you more than ever.

Jan McMurren

September 7, 2020

Thank you for your kind words, Douglas. I'm his Daughter. He was about correction & redirection and not happy to impose financial hardships on Families if he could help resolve the issue with that type of warning. I loved him so♡ Thank you for your kind reflection, it was so him. Still missing him. Jan McMurren

Jan McMurren

September 7, 2020

I was a teenager who growing up in Bagdad, Arizona when Deputy as posted there. I remember that he pulled me over for illegally passing a car on Main Street. He let me off with a stern waring, but I could see that he was a kind and compassionate man. Deputy McMurren was well liked and respected in Bagdad. Even after all these years I still feel sad when I remember how he lost his life. I will always remember him. Rest in peace.

Douglas A. Culver
Annandale, Minnesota
July 8, 2020

Douglas culver

July 7, 2020

Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

I see that your family visits this site and to them I would say that your LE brethren will always remember you.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 24, 2020

Miss you dad! Eddie!

George McMurren

May 8, 2018

Never forgotten. I love you, Daddy, forever...

Jan R McMurren

May 8, 2018

Always missing you in our lives. I love you

Jan McMurren

Jan R McMurren

May 22, 2017

Another Law Enforcement Officer shot, in Phoenix. Things have gotten much worse and each life affected by these tragic events tears me piece by piece. I'm similar to a fabric that was nicely in tact that's been torn and cut in pieces to merely sew back together someone else placing them their way.... I believe, with every ounce of my own that things would have been so different had you not been taken so violently, tragically and carelessly. It can't be sorted in my mind why but I realize that and live with it. If only our communities would rise up against these violent acts against our Law Enforcement Officers' instead of turning their backs or glorifying it it some sick way. We'll see what's to come... "Deputy Sheriff George McMurren was shot and killed while attempting to locate a suspected poacher who was known to the deputy.

"If yellow roses grow in heaven, Lord, pick a bunch for me ~ Place them in my Dad's arms & tell him they're from me ~ Tell him that I love him, and miss him too, & when he turns & smiles ~ place a kiss upon his cheek & hold him for a while. ~ Because remembering him is easy ~ I do it everyday ~ There's an ache within my heart that will ...never go away." <3

Jan McMurren

May 19, 2016

Thinking of you today, and always.


November 11, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 24, 2015

The promise; Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

June 24, 2015

The promise; Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

June 24, 2015

Remembering you, as alway. I love you forever and always, my Daddy you'll be. Our hearts remain together. The best can be done by the "best". lol

Jan McMurren

May 5, 2015

<3 Never Forgotten <3

Jan Ferguson
Daughter of Fallen Officer, George E. McMurren, EOW 6/24/1973 (43 YO)

March 10, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 24, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for solace for those who call you beloved, especially your daughter and thank her for sharing her memories through her reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 13, 2012

We are brothers of the badge and brothers as Marines. Rest in peace, Sir. Semper Fi.

Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, AZ

March 1, 2009

Another year is approaching, the anniversary of your death; thirty four years. While they marched to the capitol building, wesley bolin park, this month, it still hasn't made a difference. More father's, mother's husband's, son's, daughter's, neice's, nephew's, cousin's, friend's, have been left behind. Our law enforcement officer's aren't any safer...They are actually in more danger than ever before. Now they are locking our law enforcement officer's up for doing their job.....


May 26, 2008

Rest in Peace, Sheriff McMurren. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 19, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

August 1, 2007

To the family of Deputy McMurren,

Tho I never knew him, I still feel the pain of the loss. I have been with YCSO for ten yrs. If theres ever anything that I can do for you, please let me know.

Sector 1 Patrol division
Ash Fork/Seligman Substation

Deputy J. Villalobos N29
Yavapai County Sheriffs Office

June 25, 2007

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