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Deputy Chief of Police William E. Murphy

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 1, 1910

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Reflections for Deputy Chief of Police William E. Murphy

Rest in peace Deputy Chief Murphy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 27, 2020

Deputy Chief Murphy,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 1, 2020

You are not forgotten today on this mournful anniversary, nor will you ever be. Thank you for your service to our community.

You shall live in the hearts of those who loved you, those who admired you, and those you helped in their times of need; thus you will never be forgotten.

Most respectfully Deputy Chief Murphy, although I never knew you, I dedicate this day to your memory.

D.O. Kaboutari
Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

April 1, 2015

Each year as we go to their place of rest to honor family members, my sister and I speak of the man our great grand father must have been. He definitely lived on through his son and his grandson, my father, who were two of the finest men one could ever meet.

Diane Gordon
Great grand daughter

October 2, 2013

Heroes live forever, Deputy Chief Murphy, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

April 1, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 102nd 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. 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

April 1, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy Chief Murphy. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas is not forgotten. Thank you so much.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

April 1, 2012

I never knew my great-grandfather since he was killed in the line of duty many, many years ago. I, sometimes, reflect on what he may have been like and how he would have enjoyed his wonderful family (in particular, my grandfather George Murphy, Sr.). I continue to honor his service and his spirit in our family history

R. Murphy

July 28, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 1, 2010


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 9, 2008

Thank you for your service to the city of Houston and the great state of Texas.Rest in peace brother.

Texas Peace Officer
University of Houston Downtown Law Enforcement Academy Class 89

June 15, 2004

God Bless You
Rest in Peace Brother
You have not been forgotten.
Even though your killer was acqiutted, he did not go free, God will have the last say.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

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