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Probationary Patrolman Gerald C. Murphy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, October 22, 1970

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Reflections for Probationary Patrolman Gerald C. Murphy

Your life was cut short way before your time. I was only a month old when you died but you will never be forgotten. Rest well my brother.

Po Kenneth Scarola

November 5, 2023

Remembering you today. Reflecting on memories of long ago. Continue heavenly peace. God bless you ❤️

Nick Fuschino

October 22, 2023

Patrolman Murphy,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 22, 2020

I am Jerry's sister. I was just shy of 2 when he was killed. He was my mothers favorite. He was iconic, a picture on the wall, my sisters (Irish) twin. We didn't talk about him, I think it hurt my dad to much. I wish we had, in later years we did and the stories were great! He wanted him to be a lawyer, and as the story goes, he walked in the front door picked up some books and walked out the back and went to the academy. I often wonder how different my life would have been had he been around, what impact would he have had? I think about him often and know that he is watching over this family. It's funny we never talked much of Jerry, but I read these memories and see he was a shortstop, my daughter is a shortstop. My dad was always so proud of her and her athleticism, never said a word. Me I just wonder...................

Carol Murphy-Salvadore

October 23, 2019

Always rest in peace my brother. Although we did not know each other, we came from the same class. Sadly you are gone during the time when the department did not give specific reasons when tactically, you don't identify your self. So many of us have perished because of a 'one size shoe fit rule'. It was years later that recruits were thought different when to identify themselves, when it was obvious that the guy robbing the bank was not a LEO.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 22, 2017

Rest in peace Probationary Patrolman Murphy. Your honor, humility, integrity and courage won't be forgotten. Officer Lawrence Stefane another young NYCPC Officer was killed in the line of duty I believe the same year. Very sad. May dad, Owen C. Davis served with the 102nd precinct for almost forty-years. May he too rest in peace with my mother.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 19, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Murphy and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 16, 2015

I have fond memories of Jerry. I was 9 years old and Jerry used to visit my parents (Bernie & Charlotte). Jerry was engaged to a very nice girl Jill. Jerry was a kind, gentle person and I remember him sitting in our kitchen like it was yesterday. When Jerry was killed, I remember my dad telling me and it was the first death I ever had to deal with. My only thought was "how will this world know what a kind man it has lost". I still feel that way today. My dad took me to Jerry's wake and later took me to visit his grave. I felt like I lost a brother. Over 40 years later, in 2011, I went to the cemetery and walked right up to his grave. I found it immediately. My prayers still go out to his Mom, Dad and family. Rest in Peace Jerry.

Nick Fuschino

May 10, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater. Pittsburg Police Dept., eow 4/24

October 22, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

April 6, 2011

You were highlighted on the website today. Time has not diminished your
service nor your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


December 31, 2008

Rest in Peace young officer.

Lt Dan Mullin retired
Lockport ILL PD

December 15, 2008

6 months on the job and would of retired in the 90's....
God Bless his family. Never will be forgotten! What a HERO!!!

Retired PO
City of Miami PD Fla

October 22, 2008

Such a loss at such an early age. RIP.

July 1, 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

December 20, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Van DenBerghe

October 19, 2007

I was assigned with Trainee Jerry and his dad Patrolman Charlie Murphy in the 120 Precinct. Charlie and I were promoted to Sergeant on the same day in August 1969. I went to the 9th. Charlie went to the 7th. Jerry reached 21 and was sent to the 9th as a cop. A few months later I was doing a late tour. Jerry had just completed a 4x12 or a 6x2 tour and was shot on the way home in the precinct. Charlie was notified and I told him I'd meet him at Bellevue. Jerry was shot in the upper leg and it didn't appear that serious, but the bullet glanced off a bone and travelled to his abdomen. He died a few minutes before Charlie arrived. I didn't have to say a word. Msgr. Dunn, the Police Chaplain was with me and the expressions on our faces told it all. The detectives were questioning the perp. I recall another sergeant taking Charlie's gun from him before he entered the squad room to face the killer.

Lt. Andy DiMarco

March 31, 2007

Gerry and I first met at the age of 11 when we played on the same team in Little League baseball. We were together for two years -- he the shortstop and me the first baseman. We then went to high school together. He was killed three years after we graduated. Gerry was wiry and fearless as a shortstop when playing the field or running the bases. He was always the first to stand beside you when you were in need. He was always in motion and was devoted to friends and to the City he loved so very much. I miss him always, his bravery and his caring soul.

God bless you my dear friend,

Bill [Seebeck]

The Rev. William B. Seebeck

March 5, 2007

You will never be forgotten. Take care our brother..

PO Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

March 11, 2006

Rest in Peace my brother in blue. Over 30 years but not forgotten.


February 24, 2004

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