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Sikh temple police hero is Brooklyn native

Associated Press

A police officer being hailed for saving lives during the shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin is the brother of a retired NYPD detective.

Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy grew up in Brooklyn and moved to the Midwest about 20 years ago.

Murphy was ambushed, shot nine times and left for dead during the shootings that killed six worshippers. He remains in critical condition.

He's the brother of Detective Terry Murphy, a Kensington resident who worked in the NYPD's intelligence division until last month.

August 8, 2012 - 6:34am


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