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New Hero Search H. D. Murphy - Apr. 01, 1934 (14386)

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Texas DPS - Highway Patrol Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 01, 1934
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 22 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Texas DPS - Highway Patrol
5805 North Lamar Blvd.  
Austin, TX   78752-4422   USA
(512)424-2000
County: Travis
Dept. Type: Municiple/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TX   USA   Sun. Apr. 01, 1934
Summary: Patrolmen H. D. Murphy and Edward Wheeler were shot and killed on Easter Sunday by the notorious outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde.

The two patrolmen had stopped their motorcycles thinking a motorist needed assistance. As they approached the vehicl, the two outlaws opened fire with a shotgun and handgun, killing both officers.

Patrolman Murphy had served with the Texas Department of Public Safety for 6 months and is survived by his fiancee. He is buried in the Old Palestine Cemetery near Alto, Texas. The Bonnie and Clyde Gang was responsible for the murder of law enforcement officers in four states - Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas - between 1932 and 1934. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow started their criminal career by robbing banks and quickly became notorious murderers wanted for the murders of nine law enforcement officers.

The two criminals were finally shot and killed in Louisiana when they were ambushed by a task force of Texas and Louisiana

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Related: Edward Bryan Wheeler
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