Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman William B. Murphy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, April 24, 1950

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Reflections for Patrolman William B. Murphy

Rest in peace Patrolman Murphy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 15, 2019

William Murphy was my Grandfather which I never got a chance to meet. The family loves and respects the dedication and service he provided to Chicago. We miss him and respect all the men and woman to serve us and risk their lives for us each day. God bless them!!!!

William J Gannon

February 18, 2017

I was just forwarded this link. Thank you for all the kind comments for my grandfather! It means a lot to our family.


February 6, 2015

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

It has been 61 years, but your heroic actions will never be forgotten by the CPD. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

April 27, 2011

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice sir. May you rest in eternal peace in the loving arms of God surrounded by your family. Peace to the family you leave behind.

Kim Paltz
Greatful citizen

November 15, 2010

You have not been forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 24, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 59th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer, 55 years after you were killed.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 8, 2009

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

February 22, 2009

Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your family take comfort in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten. I guess God needed another LEO in heaven, so until one day we meet, keep walking your beat on the Golden Street looking over the rest of the thin blue line. May God Bless your family, friends and colleagues.

DET SGT, Retired

August 19, 2007

I recall being told as a child that Patrolman Murphy was a relative, perhaps my Grandmother's nephew. I'm certain Patrolman Murphy was not an uncle or first cousin. My maternal grandparents were Joseph Patrick Murphy and Grace Cecelia, nee Hilliard. Helen Bohlin, my mother, was the youngest of 6 Murphy children.
In 1950, we lived in Englewood, on 61st Place, across the street from Englewood H.S. I recall being shown the newspapers and told my "cousin" was killed a few blocks from our home.
If anyone can clarify the family connection, if any, I'd be most grateful.
I am a former FBI Agent and an avid supporter of our everyday heroes in all areas of law enforcement.
Thanks so much for all you do!

Einar Bohlin
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February 5, 2007

You are a true hero and have not been forgotten. On September 18th, 2006, Chicago PD will be dedicating their new Police Memorial and Park, your name will be called out to honor you and your heroism in 1950. The citizens of Chicago thankyou for your sacrifice.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

August 23, 2006

What a true hero you are. Your instincts and your willingness to enter a dangerous situation to protect another are awe inspiring. May you rest in peace. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

A citizen

October 10, 2004



November 10, 2003

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