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Patrick V. Murphy

Patrick V. Murphy (AP Photo/Jim Wells, File)
Patrick V. Murphy (AP Photo/Jim Wells, File)

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July 14, 2020 "It was my introduction of employment at The Police Foundation.
So grateful to have been treated Very well in his leadership, prior to my joining the NAVY 1979.
Blessings to the family and in Honor to his legacy...B L Williams" - B L Williams
December 05, 2016 "In October 1980 Patrick and Martha Murphy came to Australia as guests of the Australian Government and the then fledgling Australian Federal Police, in which I was a Detective Inspector in the staff office of the then AFP Commissioner of the AFP, Sir Colin Woods. It was my good fortune to be assigned to accompany Pat Murphy and his wife on both official and social meetings with senior Australian law enforcement and government officials in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over two weeks. He left an indelible impression on me, not only for his intellect and inquiring mind but also his genuine friendliness and humility.

I realise I am five years late in penning this condolence, but I was simply unaware, accept by chance, of his passing. Vale Patrick" - Adrien Whiddett (Canberra Australia)
January 08, 2016 "My mother was Patrick Murphy's cousin, their fathers were brothers. Living in California I never met him. I only knew him from the few memories my mother had shared with us. I know she was very proud to say her cousin was the Comissioner of the NYPD." - Kathy Raye (San Jose, CA)
July 19, 2014 "While doing research for a section of my book I discovered that Patrick Murphy had gone home to be with the Lord. I met Mr. Murphy here in DC while working for the elite Roving Leader Program for the DC Recreation Department (Youth Gang Task Force). He invited me and my co-workers to meet once a month with beat officers to enhance Community Relations. He was a humanitarian and a good and honest human being. He will be truly missed." - Harold Bell (Washington, DC)
January 01, 2012 " Hello Murphy Family, My name is Betty McCarthy from Ireland. I am sorry to hear of Patrick's death.Patrick's mother Nellie was my mother's aunt.Mary Murphy from Florda her son Andrew is coming to Ireland in January I am looking forward to seeing him. My email address is [email protected] looking forward to hearing from ye"
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Obituary for Patrick V. Murphy
NEW YORK (AP) - Patrick V. Murphy, a police reformer who urged officers to hold their fire as head of the New York, Detroit and Washington police...
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