Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Bonner Springs
Death Date: 1/31/1986
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
The second woman police officer killed in the line of duty in Kansas was Officer Murphy. At work in her patrol car filling out reports, she was killed by a sniper who shot through the window of the car with a high-powered rifle. The suspect apprehended for the murder hanged himself in his cell. Officer Murphy’s husband was a Kansas City, Kansas, police detective.