Officer shot in Sikh Temple shooting to retire today

CREATED Jun. 12, 2013

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  • Oak Creek police Lt Brian Murphy who was wounded in the Sikh Temple shooting -- HANDOUT FROM Oak Creek Police Department Image by Oak Creek Polie Department

  • Lt. Brian Murphy and Paul Gruettner of Wisconsin ARES/RACES Emergency Communications work through an issue of having two municipalities communicate through a common radio frequency in the Incident Command Center at the Oak Creek Municipal Garage building on June 15 for a simulation of medicine distribution in the case of an emergency Image by C.T. Kruger

  • Murphy survived more than dozen gun shots, and more importantly survived to celebrate his birthday.

  • "I just want to let everyone know how appreciative I am, my family is for your kindness, prayers and support that means so much to us," Murphy told the crowd.

  • This is the first time Murphy has appeared publicly since he was shot in the line of duty. A cast was visible in his hand and his family was at his side.

  • On Sunday, he made an appearance at a fundraiser to benefit the victims.

  • OAK CREEK - Lieutenant Brian Murphy was critically wounded during the shooting rampage that killed six people last month.

OAK CREEK - An Oak Creek Police officer who was shot during the Sikh Temple massacre was to have his retirement Wednesday.

Lt. Brian Murphy was the first officer on scene at the shootings last August.

He was shot multiple times.

Murphy served the Oak Creek Police Department for 22 years.