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.