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Patrolman Thomas Murphy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, February 1, 1934

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Reflections for Patrolman Thomas Murphy

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Murphy. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th 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 diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. How proud you must be of your family continuing your legacy of prot ecting and serving.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 1, 2012

Although it has been 87 years since your ultimate sacrifice please know the CPD will never forget. Your actions that fateful day are an example of the dedication of the officers of the CPD. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

January 28, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May 7, 2010

I had always heard about my Grandfather, Leo E.'s, brother being shot and killed. I was told it was in a bar holdup, and he happened by and killed the robbers and was himself killed on duty. I am named after him. I just got a thought to google him and there he was, his picture has a uncanny resembelance to my Grandfather. I think there were six brothers. Thomas, Frank, Mike and Leo E. are the only names I remember. I'm sure there must be hundreds of my relatives out there. I live in Pa. in a suburb of Philly.

Thomas Dyer
civilian, retired

February 15, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 28, 2008

I recently lost my mother and going through Mom's estate, information and a photograph were discovered that indicate that Patrollman Thomas Murphy was the brother of my great-Grand-mother, making him my great-great uncle.
Coincidently, my brother and myself also chose careers in Law Enforcement, serving 29 yrs and are both currently retired. Our whole life we have been unaware of these family circumstance.
Having discovered this relationship further enriches my sense of service to my community.
Peace be with you, Patrolman Murphy.

PO3 (Retired)
Montgomery County Police, Maryland

April 24, 2006

You are my grandfather that I never knew. Your son John was only 5 and your son Tom only 6 years old when you were murdered.

My dad, John grew up to follow in your foot steps. He too became one of Chicago's finest and served the city for more than 25 years.

I am your grandson and so very proud of you and my dad. Your wife, my grandmother never remarried. She said that she didn't want any other man telling her how to raise her boys.
She did a good job because they both turned out alright.

I am working on a Memorial to honor you and all the other fallen Chicago Police Officers. It is a 3.5 million dollar project and groundbreaking will begin in the spring of 2006 along the lake side of Soldier Field. I wish my dad would have had you to raise him.

I wish I would have had a chance to know you.
Please get the guys together up there and look out for us down here while we try to do what's right.



Sgt. Michael P. Murphy
Chicago Police Department

December 20, 2005

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