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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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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    R.I.P.

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    Mouse223

    about 4 years ago

    102 Comments

    RIP officer, you will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officers family, friends, co-workers & community. Rest in Peace and thank you for your service.

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    CodyDavis

    about 4 years ago

    38 Comments

    prayers to the family of this GREAT HERO who gave his life in duty.... shame we have these IDIOT"S that bring guns cause they cant handle things on their own..

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    gruntdeputy

    about 4 years ago

    1022 Comments

    Rest in Peace and may God bless your family.

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    pcpd2601

    about 4 years ago

    392 Comments

    As we sit here and read this, a family's life is forever changed. Where is the value of life and respect for Authority. This Officer's life was stolen. May God be with his family in what will be the toughest days of their life. Nothing can prepare a family for this. God has a special place for the "Peace Makers", this I believe. Rest well Officer for your watch is done. Make ready a Glorious Home in Heaven for your family. Rest in Peace Brother, Rest in Peace.

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    Lawdawg304

    about 4 years ago

    184 Comments

    Rest In Peace brother. You will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the Family, Friends and Collegues of this HERO..

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