Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thomas F. Murphy

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, February 2, 1940

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Reflections for Police Officer Thomas F. Murphy

Officer Murphy, it has been 84 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 25 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

February 2, 2024

Officer Murphy, it's now been 82 years since your tragic death. You have not been forgotten. God Bless you Brother and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

February 2, 2022

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

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

February 2, 2021

Officer Murphy,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Springfield.


United States Border Patrol

February 2, 2020

Rest easy sir.

Officer Chris Courtney
Los Angeles Police Dept / great-grandson

April 15, 2015

Your service is honored today, RIP.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 2, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd 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.

Rest In Peace

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

February 2, 2012

Remembering you on your anniversary!

Citizen NJ


February 3, 2011

Officer Murphy,
On today, the 68th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Springfield. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 2, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NHVV

January 28, 2008

Rest in Peace

Police Officer Matt Courtney
Los Angeles Police Dept./great-grandson

July 12, 2007

Patrolman Murphy, today marks the 67th anniversary of your tragic demise. You are a hero not because of your untimely passing but the fact that you worked for the people of the Commonwealth and in that service you gave your life. You are not now, nor will you ever be forgotten.

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

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

February 2, 2007

Tom, I instruct a course on officer safety involving railroads. Your memory is honored by each officer in every class I teach. God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 21, 2004

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