Deputy Murphy was shot and killed while going to the assistance of another deputy and the Madisonville police chief, who were involved in a shootout with two suspects. Deputy Murphy was struck once in the abdomen and suffered a fatal wound. He was taken to the local hospital where he died three days later. (1925)
Deputy Murphy had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, two brothers, and six sisters.
End of Watch: Tuesday, March 10th, 1925
Date of Incident: Saturday, March 7th, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Time in Service: 3 years