Hero: Lt. Brian Murphy identified as officer shot in Sikh temple shooting; In critical condition

Lieutenant Brian Murphy, a 21 year veteran of the Oak Creek police department, has been identified as the officer shot during the Sikh temple shooting. In 2010, Lt. Murphy was considered for the police chief position.

Lt. Murphy is still in critical condition.

An award has already been pledged to honor the lieutenant’s heroism.


In the darkest times, glimmers of good always shine through. Lt. Murphy is a true hero.

Prayers are going up from around the Twittersphere.


A hero, indeed. Twitchy continues to pray for the victims and their families. We will update as more information on hero Lieutenant Brian Murphy comes in.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Officer Murphy is definitely a hero. Hopefully he will be alright.

  • cheongyei

    Wishing him the best and a full and speedy recovery.

  • http://www.facebook.com/singhparamd Param D Singh

    We Salute You Lieutenant Brian Murphy. You are a REAL HERO! GOd Bless you.
    Prayers for your quick Recovery
    Param D Singh
    Hong Kong

  • Mike_Papa_26

    Sorry Chief, there is a time when training ends and Courage and Honor take over. It was Courage, Honor and Self Sacrifice that drove Lt. Murphy not traning…
    God Bless him and his Brothers..

  • mary beth

    This is the official site that was just created today for the all the officers who risked their lives lets show them that our country and community cares and support them any way we can