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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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    bwh406

    almost 4 years ago

    206 Comments

    Rest in Peace Ofc. Murphy. May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow Officers. Prayers to all.

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    djs2v

    almost 4 years ago

    5628 Comments

    RIP Officer Murphy.

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    SkoolCop

    almost 4 years ago

    4534 Comments

    In Christian history, we know that in the heavens, God asked "Whom shall I send?" Answering the call, the one who we have come to know as Jesus Christ answered, "Here am I, send me." In a day that started out as any other day and as we all do, Officer Travis Murphy of the Phoenix Police Department pinned on his badge and said, "Here am I, send me" and answered the call to serve.

    Officer Murphy, May you rest in peace knowing that we have the watch now. May your family and friends feel the loving arms of your Heavenly Father together with yours, embrace and comfort them. May your little children come to know the man that is their father and the hero that you were to them and the people of Phoenix that you served. May your good wife and earthly companion be comforted, strengthened and undaunted as she alone must now face the task of raising your children in the path of righteousness that has been your creed. May all that mourn, be they family, friend, colleague, partner, or fellow brother or sister in Law Enforcement and in Christ, be comforted knowing that you are now in the Lord's service and keeping watch over all of us and that in the coming day, they will yet again see your face. Officer Murphy, GOD BE WITH YOU TIL WE MEET AGAIN. UNTIL THAT DAY, WE WISH YOU GOD SPEED.

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    Jkeith50

    almost 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    RIP Officer Murphy. May god be with your wife and babies.

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    copper380

    almost 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    God Bless You and your family. Rest in peace brother.

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    mark27dh

    almost 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    REst in Peace brother .

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    LAR1958CORRECTIONS

    almost 4 years ago

    32 Comments

    Rest in Peace,Officer Murphy,

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    ColinsMama

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    RIP Officer Murphy. It's a sad day for all of us here in Phoenix. As a Phoenix Police employee (civilian), my heart goes out to your family and friends. My prayers are with you always.

    PACE Secretary A4564

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    MP247

    almost 4 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Murphy, my prayers for your family.

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    AbusyRN2go

    almost 4 years ago

    1514 Comments

    God Speed To our Fallen Hero, my thoughts to your family

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    10928 Comments

    Rest in Peace, Officer Murphy.

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    gammyland

    almost 4 years ago

    438 Comments

    God Speed OFC Murphy

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    TellerDep

    almost 4 years ago

    2812 Comments

    Rest in Peace ,Brother. My prayers and condolences to your family and friends.

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    Jonas

    almost 4 years ago

    41204 Comments

    Rest In Peace Officer Murphy. My prayers and sympathies for family and friends.

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    navy_cop

    almost 4 years ago

    104 Comments

    Rest In Peace Brother

    "Policeman's Prayer"

    When I start my tour of duty God,
    Wherever crime may be,
    as I walk the darkened streets alone,
    Let me be close to thee.

    Please give me understanding with both the young and old.
    Let me listen with attention until their story's told.
    Let me never make a judgment in a rash or callous way,
    but let me hold my patience let each man have his say.

    Lord if some dark and dreary night,
    I must give my life,
    Lord, with your everlasting love
    protect my children and my wife.

    (Author Unknown)

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