Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Lt. Brian Murphy and seven others who responded to temple shooting to receive "Top Cop" honor from national organization.
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Wednesday, May 8
The eight Oak Creek poice officers who responded to the Sikh temple shooting in August will be honored in Washington, D.C. this weekend. The eight — including injured police Lt. Brian Murphy — will receive the "Top Cop" award from the National Association of Police Organizations, Patch's partners at WISN 12 News report. More on this story from WISN 12 News
Monday, February 11, 2013
Lt. Brian Murphy, the Oak Creek police officer shot 12 times during the Sikh Temple shooting, was invited by Michelle Obama to attend the State of The Union Address.
Lt. Brian Murphy, the Oak Creek police officer shot during the mass shooting at the Sikh temple in August, will flank Michelle Obama during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Murphy told Patch's new media partners at WISN-TV that he and his wife almost turned down the trip, but now that it's happening, it feels like a dream. "With my background, you wouldn't think in a million years, yeah, when I'm 50 I'm gonna go see the White House and sit in a box and all those things. That just don't happen," Murphy said. During his speech, Obama is expected to focus on the need for tighter restrictions on guns, according to Whitehouse.gov. Murphy said he understands the political aspect given the nationwide debate over …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
About 250 people attended a Sept. 29 dinner at the Oak Creek Community Center to raise money for victims of the Aug. 5 shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
A Sept. 29 benefit dinner for Sikh temple shooting victims and police Lt. Brian Murphy brought in 250 people and $4,700 in donations, the Oak Creek Community Center announced Thursday. The donations will be split evenly between funds established for Murphy and the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. The event, "A Community United," featured a chicken dinner and raffles and came together with the support of several local businesses. Members of the Sikh temple and the Oak Creek Police Department were there helping staff the event. It was held less than two months after the attack at the Sikh temple, which left six people dead and four wounded. Murphy was the first officer to respond to the scene and survived despite being shot 15 times.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Classic Lanes, across the street from the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
A car show Sunday at Classic Lanes, 7501 S. Howell Ave., will benefit the Sikh community and police Lt. Brian Murphy. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. All makes, models, and car clubs are welcome. For more information or to donate, contact car show organizers Pete Martinez at (414) 764-9886 or Aimee Reinke, (414) 769-7777. Also see this Patch announcement for more information. The event is across the street from the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, more than a month after a shooting rampage left six people dead and four others wounded. The FBI recently honored Classic Lanes for shutting down to the public for two days after the shootings and providing temple members food and drink and a place to …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Mayor Scaffidi said Lt. Brian Murphy was in good spirits on Monday. However, another victim of the Sikh shootings remains in critical condition.
Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi said Police Lt. Brian Murphy was in good spirits when he visited him in the hospital Monday. Murphy continues to recover from injuries sustained while responding to the Aug. 5 shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. The veteran Oak Creek officer was shot at least eight times, including once in the neck. Murphy was in the intensive-care unit after he arrived at the hospital, but has progressed quickly. He was walking two days after the shooting, and on Thursday, Froedtert Hospital announced he was upgraded to satisfactory condition. "He had a lot of energy. I took that as a good sign," Scaffidi said. "He looked great." Murphy's family released a statement Friday thanking the police department and first …