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Special Officer Robert G. Murray

Special Officer Murray was shot and killed in Council Bluffs, Iowa on October 14, 1921, while he and several other local and federal officers raided a farmhouse being used by bootleggers and rail thieves. Special Officer Murray was guarding five men in one room and a Council Bluffs Police Officer was guarding a woman and a man in a second room. The woman was able to slip a revolver to the man who open fired, killing Special Officer Murray and wounding the Council Bluffs officer.

Special Officer Murray was employed by the Chicago and NorthWestern Railroad Police Department.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 02-05-2010 (JLR)