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Officer Murphy was a uniformed police officer in Dick Tracy's city.

Murphy was one of the officers assigned to guard Coffyhead's garage hideout after the criminal had been arrested. Coffyhead's accomplice Autumn Hews was able to sneak into the garage and empty the safe, but Murphy discovered her as she was preparing to leave. Hews shot and killed Murphy. Other officers heard the shot and soon discovered Murphy's body, which delayed Autumn Hews' escape.

Notes[]

  • There have been several police officers named "Murphy" depicted in the strip in multiple storylines. They are not meant to be the same man, and it is unclear if there are familial relations between any of them.
  • Several days after Officer Murphy was killed, Pat Patton was shown addressing a different officer named Murphy at the crime scene.
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