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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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    Suzanne07

    almost 4 years ago

    252 Comments

    It is very sad here in Phoenix. RIP Officer Murphy. My prayers go out to your wife and babies and police and firefighter families. I pray the murderer gets the death penalty!
    Godspeed and God Bless, Suzanne

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    TGOOS566

    almost 4 years ago

    218 Comments

    OMG, i used to live not that far from there, this is just to sad, i'm not sure if i knew him, but the name sounds familiar, RIP Ofc Murphy, and my condolences to his family and to the Phoenix Police Dept

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    Bryan33

    almost 4 years ago

    206 Comments

    Rest in Peace, prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends,co-workers...

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    rest in peace... for a man who put himself before others, I salute you

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    Robocop33

    almost 4 years ago

    14600 Comments

    Thios POS should never have been taken alive. God keep this brave Officer and watch over his family and friends.

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    nypd3527

    almost 4 years ago

    262 Comments

    rest in peace

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    ksphatcop

    almost 4 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    Straightshooter

    almost 4 years ago

    1708 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Travis Murphy. My Prayers for your Family, friends and coworkers. May Justice come to your murderer, harshly and quickly.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Unspeakably sad; all the moral support in the world to his family and friends.

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    boritico

    almost 4 years ago

    928 Comments

    R.I.P.B.

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    granny1

    almost 4 years ago

    1448 Comments

    rest in peace,sir

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    SULLYMAN

    almost 4 years ago

    492 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother

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    extremeforce1

    almost 4 years ago

    70 Comments

    RIP OFFICER AND MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOUR FAMILY

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    Charlie10

    almost 4 years ago

    732 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother!

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    carlitoso2

    almost 4 years ago

    786 Comments

    RIP my prayer to the family

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