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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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    wildlifeben

    about 4 years ago

    96 Comments

    Rest easy, brother. To the family, I am soooo sorry that you have to endure this.

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    wildsoldier

    about 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    RIP brother...

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    keepnsafe

    about 4 years ago

    10 Comments

    Heros never die they just take watch in heaven!

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    Jason1243

    about 4 years ago

    84 Comments

    RIP, my prayers are with your family.

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    Lilly_C

    about 4 years ago

    1080 Comments

    May he RIP, my prayers go out to him and his family.

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    bill9823

    about 4 years ago

    2118 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    fnmurphy

    about 4 years ago

    234 Comments

    God Speed, Brother.

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    onemicginnimike

    about 4 years ago

    162 Comments

    Rest in peace my brother and may god bless you and your family. I hope they give that sh_t head DEATH.

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    k9goodman

    about 4 years ago

    110 Comments

    God bless and hold his family close. Rest in Peace.

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    vgirl93

    about 4 years ago

    128 Comments

    This is just so sad. Reminds me of my brother - killed by gunfire and has a brand new baby. So terribly tragic. Never take our law enforcement for granted. God bless our officers who protect and keep us safe, putting themselves on the line. Through the deep sorry, I hope the family can feel proud of their loved one.

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    PVAH1023

    about 4 years ago

    88 Comments

    Rest In Peace My Brother.

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    Perl

    about 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    As I suspected: per "The Arizona Republic" "Danny L. Martinez" arrested and charged with this murder. Once again, God bless the family.
    ~Wf

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    JP503

    about 4 years ago

    7616 Comments

    RIP, my the shooter get a death sentence.

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    servingproud

    about 4 years ago

    4654 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother, May GOD comfort you in his arms.
    May the POS rot in hell.....

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    rhile772

    about 4 years ago

    210 Comments

    RIP Brother Another hero lost to a heartless piece of crap.

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