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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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    CIVPOL

    almost 4 years ago

    182 Comments

    Well lets let Dick Tracey leave his squad car at home and BET that the suspect was an "Illegal" alien!!
    God Bless the fallen officer and his family!!

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    ap4190

    almost 4 years ago

    232 Comments

    rest in peace

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    jakesdad

    almost 4 years ago

    298 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother. My prayers are with your young family.

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    FBD183

    almost 4 years ago

    728 Comments

    Rest In Peace Brother,,,May Justice Be Swift And Hard

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    WACollector

    almost 4 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    jakester

    almost 4 years ago

    1148 Comments

    IN HONORE CASORUM
    Gone, but not forgotten.

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    ppc

    almost 4 years ago

    188 Comments

    RIP Officer Travis Murphy Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends and fellow LEO'S. Thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten

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    phxpd1

    almost 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    rest in peace officer Murphy and God bless his family... Pace Operator A5072

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    Inxorte

    almost 4 years ago

    734 Comments

    RIPB

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    Firedog1169

    almost 4 years ago

    38 Comments

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Family,fellow officers, and friends of Officer Travis Murphy.
    Your service and memory will not forgotten RIP

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    RKEENAN

    almost 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    'ALL GIVE SOME....SOME GIVE ALL'

    R..I. P. Officer Murphy. Our prayers to your family, friends, and the people of Arizona.

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    Eilene

    almost 4 years ago

    18372 Comments

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer Travis Murphy and his brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement. May he rest in peace.

    Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
    Amen.

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    ruiz

    almost 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    RIP Borther. We at SMU-II, Browning Unit eagerly await the arival of this scumbag.

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    cmays

    almost 4 years ago

    48 Comments

    Travis rest in peace brother, thank you for you service in the Squaw Peak Precinct. We at Phoenix PD will not forget you.

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    jdynomit

    almost 4 years ago

    212 Comments

    Rest in Peace brother Murphy. Our prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers you're a true hero. I hope that piece of garbage will be convicted of your murder and rot in hell after they put a needle in his arm.

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