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Phoenix Police Say Officer Shot, Killed

Phoenix Police Say Officer Shot, Killed

Associated Press | ODMP.org

May 26, 2010

PHOENIX, AZ – Officer Travis Murphy was shot and killed when he confronted a suspect had led officers on a short pursuit at approximately 1:00 am.

The suspect had eluded the officers after turning off his lights and fleeing at a high rate of speed. Several minutes later dispatchers received reports that a man was seen attempting to hide a vehicle under a tarp at a vacant home. Officer Murphy, along with several officers, responded to the scene and started searching for the man on foot.

Officer Murphy encountered the suspect and was shot. Other officers immediately placed him in a patrol car and took him to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

The suspect was taken into custody after being found hiding in a nearby shed.

Officer Murphy is survived by his wife, 2-year-old daughter, and 2-week-old child.

AP’s earlier story is below:

PHOENIX (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of an officer at a gas station convenience store in west Phoenix.

Police had responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle around 19th Avenue and Indian School Road when the officer was shot around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump says the officer died at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Police have a suspect in custody and have taken him to police headquarters in downtown Phoenix.

Authorities have not identified the slain officer. Other officers are gathered at the hospital to show support.

Detectives are investigating. Traffic is restricted on 19th Avenue.


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Rest in Peace & may God bless you, your family and co-workers.

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    Sheepdog1

    about 4 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    bluebrother

    about 4 years ago

    774 Comments

    Rest in peace officer. May your family have strength and comfort. Too bad a rabid pit bull or a den of rattlesnakes were not embedded in the shed the coward that shot you was hiding in. I hope he gets his in the end.

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    jortives1969

    about 4 years ago

    1686 Comments

    R.I.P

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    MAYES969

    about 4 years ago

    3608 Comments

    RIP Brother

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    Sheriff_1

    about 4 years ago

    8024 Comments

    Creeps already know what they intend to do. Hope DA goes for max - death. Rest in Peace and prayers for fellow officers and family during this tragic time

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    captnpatchemup

    about 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    terrible RIP

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    jworrell

    about 4 years ago

    66 Comments

    No, yn1anaya, it's not the lack of knowledge or training on the part of the officer. It is because this world is filled with evil people who are so very selfish they care nothing about others, the law, or those that enforce the law. It is to hold people like that accountable to the law that this fine officer, Travis Murphy, pursued and did his best to capture the puke that shot and killed him. Rest in Peace, Officer Murphy. May the Lord bless your sweet wife and children as they learn to cope without you being there for them.

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    gardenanightrider

    about 4 years ago

    200 Comments

    rest easy brother

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    R.I.P. Brother

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    america_health

    about 4 years ago

    252 Comments

    Rest in peace officer.

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    rgandi1

    about 4 years ago

    66 Comments

    Rest in Peace, officer. I cant even begin to fathom the restraint it took the other officers not to shoot the suspect....

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    boritico

    about 4 years ago

    928 Comments

    R.I.P.B.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    daht sad da officer died i alwayz wonder y officers get shot 2 death or killed iz due 2 lack of knowledge or training it jst breaks my heart makes me cry reading stories likes this.......

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    jmax

    about 4 years ago

    192 Comments

    RIP Brother Murphy.

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