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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

    Having formerly worked in the Vallley of the Sun, I send my thoughts and prayers to the rest of the Phoenix Officers. But especially for his wife and the children who will never get to know their father. RIP.

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    dominicano_soy

    about 4 years ago

    848 Comments

    RIP my brother, God bless

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    sci_fi

    about 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    Rest in peace brother. May God watch over your family.

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    epd7705

    about 4 years ago

    440 Comments

    Rest In Peace!

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    Nikki1963

    about 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    I was born and raised in the Phoenix metropolitan area. To see that this is what has become of the place that I grew up is sad. My condolences go out to the departments and the families of these heroes without whom there would only be chaos.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    I lived in this area for 15 years. Know many of the officers that on the Phoenix & Glendale PD's. Did most of my rides with these two departments and I grieve with them for this officer. It is my prayer that they have a judge that respects the life of the officer. That there bee a speedy trial and an even speedier verdict. Hope the POG rots in his cell forever. Rest in Peace Officer Murphy. Father please watch overthe family, friends and department as they go thru this time of grief. They will be in my heart forever.

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    LynchburgPD2020

    about 4 years ago

    194 Comments

    Rest In Peace Officer Murphy.
    You served you city well.
    My god take care of you.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Rest in Peace Officer Murphy.... =(

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    gman3858

    about 4 years ago

    318 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother

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    bsibley

    about 4 years ago

    620 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Murphy. May God watch over your young family as you have been called to Heaven too soon. My prayers to your fellow officers as they carry on without you.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    May God bless you Officer Murphy and his angels watch over your family and friends.

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    Kutless

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Nothing anybody can say, will ease the pain of losing someone so dear to you! I am so sorry to hear this news and I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around all those who knew Officer Murphy, family, friends and fellow officers, may you somehow find peace through the midst of this tragedy. God Bless each and everyone of you!

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    batman2944

    about 4 years ago

    738 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother......And God Bless!

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    smkedvr73

    about 4 years ago

    124 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Murhpy

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    fernandez

    about 4 years ago

    144 Comments

    Rest in peace brother

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