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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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    Angelonthewall

    about 4 years ago

    710 Comments

    RIP. My prayers go out to the family, friends and community. For the shooter...They need to bring back public hanging.

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    bluebrother

    about 4 years ago

    774 Comments

    Another guardian of the gate taken by a low life scum bag with a gun. Peace and courage for the family of the slain officer and his young babies that one day will grow up knowing their dad was hero killed by a zero.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    RIP --- My prayers go out to his family, friends and department

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    RIP Officer Travis Murphy.May You fly high with the Angels watching over the Ones You Love and Your Fellow Officers doing the job You so loved.This saddens me when I read the story.I will light a candle in Your Honor.God Bless You and Your Family Always.

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    mkiprotection

    about 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    RIP and prayers for the family.

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    dpddunbar

    about 4 years ago

    786 Comments

    Rest in peace brother.. God speed.

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    Chief171

    about 4 years ago

    3192 Comments

    RIP..

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    Gombino

    about 4 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Rest in Peace, Brother. Thanks for your service.

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    fernandez

    about 4 years ago

    144 Comments

    REST IN PEACE.

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    s3sk

    about 4 years ago

    3308 Comments

    RIP Brother.

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    FireDad

    about 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Rest in Peace..

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    Mrbdguard

    about 4 years ago

    4608 Comments

    My prayers are with those you loved and those who love you... Rest in Peace

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    NCSO614

    about 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    Rest in Peace, Brother...

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    expsgt

    about 4 years ago

    294 Comments

    Rest In Peace Brother..

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    OFCR3627

    about 4 years ago

    6502 Comments

    R I P

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