Officer Travis P. Murphy
Phoenix Arizona Police
End of Watch: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tour of Duty: 4 years, 6 months
Badge Number: 8474
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Apprehended
Officer Travis P. Murphy was shot and killed when he confronted a
suspect who had fled the scene of a shots fired call earlier in the night.
Officers in a neighboring precinct responded to a report of shots
fired. When they arrived, the perpetrator had fled, but they
transmitted a description of the suspect's vehicle over their
department radio. 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 had served with the Phoenix Police Department for four
and a half years. He is survived by his Parents, wife, 2-year-old daughter, and
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