On Wednesday, May 26 Officer Travis Murphy with the Phoenix Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle report. Upon arrival to the area he and his partner split up to search for the suspect. Officer Murphy located the suspect, shots were fired and Officer Murphy was struck several times. He was rushed to a local hospital in a police vehicle where he was pronounced dead. Officer Murphy was 29 years old. He is survived by his wife, a 2 year old daughter and a 2 week old son.
An account has been established in his name at Wells Fargo for the benefit of his children. Donations are accepted at any branch, whether in or out of the state of Arizona. Please consider making a donation, no matter how small, to honor Officer Murphy’s dedication to duty, community and courage, and to thank him and all other law enforcement officers for the sacrifices they make on a daily basis. I am making a small donation for my son, Jackson.
EOW: May 26, 2010 RIP, Brother.