Officer Rank: Patrolman
Memorial Panel: 37-E: 13
Department: Louisville, Kentucky, P.D.
End of Watch: 11/19/1909
Length of Service: 6
Patrolman Murphy was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of gunfire near 19th and Baird Street. He was off duty and in the area when he heard the shots and went to investigate. When he arrived at the scene he located a shooting victim and was told that the shooter, the victim’s neighbor, had just entered his house. When Patrolman Murphy went to the suspect’s door and identified himself the man shot him, fatally wounding him.