Skip to comments.Hero B'klyn cop focused on saving others during Wis. Sikh temple shooting (took up to 9 bullets)
Posted on 08/06/2012 1:34:10 PM PDT by dead
The hero Brooklyn-born cop who took up to nine bullets trying to stop an alleged racist madman shooting up a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee was more worried about other victims than himself.
"He told them to go into the temple, Oak Creek, Wis., Police Chief John Edwards said today about Police Lt. Brian Murphy, 51, whose brother, Terry, is a retired NYPD detective.
Brian Murphy had waved off help from fellow officers Sunday during the carnage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
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Murphy -- who Bauer said has kept his New York accent and attitude despite more than 20 years on the job in Wisconsin -- is in critical condition at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.
Hes a highly distinguished police officer, highly decorated, Bauer said of Brian Murphy, who also served in the Marines...
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(Excerpt) Read more at newyorkpost.com ...
Bless you Lieutenant Murphy, get well soon and may you and all like you keep your edge!
( Has “President” Obama phoned yet to congratulate this hero?)
It is an individual like officer Murphy that puts perspective into life.
God Bless his recovery.
Recover swiftly and uneventfully, sir.
He ain’t one of Holder’s people.
Was Colin Ferguson a “racist madman?”
He gets my respect.
I don’t like hero worship in any form, but he is an exception. A true hero.
Prayers for a speedy recovery for this good man. And extra prayers for his family and loved ones...
By definition, a hero is one who distinguishes him/herself through uncommon deeds. Simply recognizing and acknowledging their extraordinary actions is not worship.
Hell yeah, by definition.
It was a while ago, but I have little doubt that the NY Post also identified him as such.
I doubt the NY Times did though.
What a stupid headline. He’s not a Brooklyn cop. He’s been in WI for over 20 years and NY is trying to take credit for his actions.
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He was born in Brooklyn and started his career as a cop in Brooklyn.
It's like saying you can't call Mickey Mantle an Oklahoman because he lived and worked for twenty years in New York.
Bah! Please. They are trying to connect him with NY. If they had said, “Former Brooklyn Cop...” it might pass. They are clearly hoping people will think his experience in NY is the reason he did what he did.
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