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Officer Murphy was one of two uniformed police officers who helped Dick Tracy investigate the home of Kora Steel during the detective's first encounter with Haf-and-Haf.

Murphy and Tracy fell through a trap door that was triggered by Mrs. Steel's dog Lafitte. Murphy later helped recover the desiccated corpse of Mr. Steel.


  • Two uniformed officers were shown aiding Tracy during the investigation of the Steel home. They both appeared first on April 23rd, 1967, either in the background or in silhouette. Only one of the two was identified by name.
  • Several police officers named Murphy have appeared in the strip over the years. They are not necessarily meant to be the same man.