Print

News >> Browse Articles >> Officer Down News

-100

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.


-100
  • Pub_fop_star_juo8_max50

    SLAWDAWG1

    almost 4 years ago

    294 Comments

    HANDS OFF TO THE OFFICERS THAT APPREHENDED THE SUBJECT, AND THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE OFFICERS FAMILY!!

  • Grpd_patrol_max50

    sgt_black_cloud241

    almost 4 years ago

    190 Comments

    P.L.E.A. reports the Officer is a 4 or 5 yr veteran w/wife, 2 year old-daughter and 2-week old infant.... Squaw Peak Pct. Still no name released yet pending NOK.

  • Img_1008_max50

    Destined4SWAT

    almost 4 years ago

    78 Comments

    Hope the piece of SHITE that did this gets some more lead in his diet.

  • Trafficunit_max50

    mora1810

    almost 4 years ago

    20 Comments

    Another brother lost, You will never be forgotten

  • Dolphins_fantasy_max50

    dolphinblue

    almost 4 years ago

    42844 Comments

    R.I.P.

  • Images_max50

    SalinasNative

    almost 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    My prayers go out to the Officer's family and loved ones.

  • Az_phx_motorcade1a_max50

    Bury

    almost 4 years ago

    1340 Comments

    I love being a Motor in PHX, but the hardest part are the Funeral processions. :(

  • Iii_max50

    ill_taze_u_bro

    almost 4 years ago

    2846 Comments

    Rest in peace brother.

  • Police_link_badge_max50

    HEYSARGE

    almost 4 years ago

    16734 Comments

    RIP

  • 2008_masonic_coin_max50

    skanea1

    almost 4 years ago

    958 Comments

    I offer my prayers for the family, both blood and blue. RIP my Brother.

  • 21_max50

    philfroggy

    almost 4 years ago

    1564 Comments

    Rest in peace brother

  • Grpd_patrol_max50

    sgt_black_cloud241

    almost 4 years ago

    190 Comments

    Go with God, Brother. We'll take it from here....

  • Wwii_max50

    Palisade

    almost 4 years ago

    40 Comments

    Sad. The officer has two kids, including a newborn. Rest in peace sir.

  • On_the_job_002_max50

    kaalima

    almost 4 years ago

    1748 Comments

    Rest In Peace.

  • Nag_max50

    bsears

    almost 4 years ago

    9370 Comments

    RIP

PoliceLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a criminal justice degree program. Use PoliceLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

Get Info

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.

Recent Activity

Star_max160_max160_max30
klamm143 is ranked No.1 for the day in PoliceTrivia, less than a minute ago.
Star_max160_max160_max30
klamm143 commented on: "Bernadette Scavitto", 1 minute ago.
Star_max160_max160_max30
klamm143 commented on: "stacy C", 1 minute ago.
Star_max160_max160_max30
klamm143 commented on: "DonnaLynn C", 2 minutes ago.
Star_max160_max160_max30
klamm143 is ranked No.1 for the day in PoliceTrivia, 3 minutes ago.