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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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    copper380

    over 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    God Bless the soul of this Warrior. Bless his family and friends and may they take comfort in knowing he is with you and watching over them. Lord, especially bless and watch over the children, Their Daddy is a true hero. Rest In Peace Brother

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    gfdccso

    over 4 years ago

    282 Comments

    RIP

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    curtis_fox

    over 4 years ago

    58 Comments

    RIP

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    chpprsinc

    over 4 years ago

    398 Comments

    RIP sir

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    captainbud

    over 4 years ago

    420 Comments

    Rest in peace, brother. May God bless your family and friends.

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    Bloodhawk

    over 4 years ago

    142 Comments

    RIP Officer Murphy! you are a true hero!

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    marqmd

    over 4 years ago

    548 Comments

    RIP Brother

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    aussie4

    over 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    It is unfortunate that the perp pos wasnt just shot in the same manner Leo Murphy was instead of the lenghy trial he will be afforded and then the nice jail cell with the color tv in it.

    God Bless Leo Murphy and his family.

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    wrexrus

    over 4 years ago

    322 Comments

    RIP brother

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    alexk12004

    over 4 years ago

    166 Comments

    Greater love hath no than this, than a man lay down his life for a friend. Rest in peace my friend.

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    depgomez

    over 4 years ago

    692 Comments

    RIPO Brother

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    Patty_Watty21

    over 4 years ago

    146 Comments

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    This really sucks! always hurts me to hear we lost another Officer........

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    Hoffa_45

    over 4 years ago

    2108 Comments

    RIP Brother....

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    CAZ

    over 4 years ago

    1428 Comments

    RIP Sir My prayers go out to your family, friends, department and community. Thank you for your service you will not be forgotten.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    R.I.P. Brother

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