Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Howard V. Murphy

Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, January 1, 1942

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Howard V. Murphy

Correctional Officer Murphy, it has been 82 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and 5 months of corrections service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 1, 2024

While two men were indicted for Murphys murder they were only tried for the murder of Officer Laundry. Both men were executed June 24, 1943.

Mark Tinto

July 7, 2023

Officer Murphy,
On today, the 80th 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 four Country as well when you served with the USN during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

January 1, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

January 1, 2021

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th 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.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered

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

January 1, 2012

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

March 22, 2010

Officer Murphy, sixty-six years ago today, a terrible incident happened to you and two of your brother Corrections Officers. It gained your murderers nothing but the death penalty but it took you three away from family and friends on a date, which is normally associated with celebration. It is as tragic today as it was then. I know in my heart that none of you ever truly left those who survived you.

I understand what a difficult job Corrections Officers have and I thank you for your service to the Commonwealth. You truly are a hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 1, 2008



December 29, 2007

I am saddened that you and your families new begining, became your demise. Your story, along with your fellow Officers, is still legendary today. Your are not forgotten and sadly missed by family and friends.

MSG Dana E. Pollard, U.S. Army (Ret)

December 18, 2007

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in Peace.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction (MCI-Shirley)

August 9, 2007

Officer Murphy,
Even though, it is a few days past the 63rd anniversary of your murder and that of your fellow officers, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Massachusetts. As a former resident of the state of Massachusetts,it's good to know that at that time, Massachusetts treated murderers treated murderers the way they should be.


January 3, 2006

Still Holding That Line, Brother. Rest In Peace.

A Fellow Officer
Az. Dept. of Corrections

July 9, 2004


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrafice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Murphy.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 12, 2004

Your sacrifice will be forever remembered....

Janice Kelley, RN
Department of Correction (Bridgewater) retired

December 19, 2003

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