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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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    Mako233

    almost 4 years ago

    46 Comments

    RIP brother

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    Sheepdog_1

    almost 4 years ago

    56 Comments

    This is so traggic, yet another young family left fatherless due to criminals having 'ILLEGAL' access to a gun! RIP my brother... and may God's peace be upon this family...

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    NYPDALT

    almost 4 years ago

    3130 Comments

    RIP. God Bless his family.... a two week old child left behind how horrible.

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    BklynsFinest347

    almost 4 years ago

    2016 Comments

    RIP Brother

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    tedstacy

    almost 4 years ago

    12 Comments

    RIP you are too young, know that your extended family made of the community and your fellow LEO will take care of your family as you took care of your community. May those responsible be held accountable to the fullest extent possible. God Bless you and your family may they know your sacrifice is not in vein you protected those that could not protect themselves.

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    delano388

    almost 4 years ago

    4318 Comments

    RIP Brother

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    gardenanightrider

    almost 4 years ago

    200 Comments

    Rest easy brother.

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    ARPloski

    almost 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    rest in peace brother....All give some and some give all...

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    mpd_943

    almost 4 years ago

    2486 Comments

    Rest In Peace Brother, We Have The Watch.

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    36TR

    almost 4 years ago

    7568 Comments

    RIP, Brother!!!

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    chaplaindfair

    almost 4 years ago

    10 Comments

    Such a great loss. Our prayers are with the family and agency.

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    rsironron

    almost 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Rest in Peace my brother, May God be with your family, friends and co-workers.

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    FireDog22

    almost 4 years ago

    1318 Comments

    Rest In Peace Brother.....You Are Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    USLawman1983

    almost 4 years ago

    1572 Comments

    RIP Brother Murphy. Prayers to all your family and friends.
    I'm also curious as to the identity of the perp as well.

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    station_100_2003

    almost 4 years ago

    552 Comments

    may you rest in peace

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