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David J. Murphy

Date of Appointment: 
Monday, July 15, 1929
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, September 9, 1942
Killed In The Line of Duty #11
David J. Murphy

Patrolman David J. Murphy, while cleaning his service revolver in the Fourth Precinct Station House accidentally shot himself in the chest. He was 41 years old.Patrolman Murphy was awarded the American Legion Medal for marksmanship on September 13, 1933, and the Shor and Hadfield Medal for revolver shooting on August 8, 1941 and September 8, 1942.

Serial # 0417 Patrolman Shield # 340
National Law Enforcement Memorial: Panel 29, E -16
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