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Wounded Wis. Cop Attends State of the Union

February 12, 2013  | 

Photo: POLICE file
Photo: POLICE file

Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy, who was shot repeatedly while responding to the Sikh Temple massacre last August, will be a guest in the first lady’s box when President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night.

"It's kind of remarkable," Murphy said of the invitation."I'm extremely excited."

Murphy will join other guests whose presence is meant to underline the impact of policies the president is proposing, among them new measures aimed at reducing gun violence. 

Murphy was critically wounded as he responded to the scene, struck by 15 bullets, and has been hailed as a hero for his courage under fire. Murphy is still recovering from his wounds and is on medical leave from the department.

Read the full Journal Sentinel story.


Comments (5)

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DEADMAN @ 2/12/2013 10:06 PM

He shouldn't have allowed himself to be used that way by a politician,it was wrong in so many different ways.

Mike @ 2/13/2013 7:18 AM

I agree DEADMAN; sad how some will sell their honor for a few moments of 'look at me' time with someone who has a hard time being proud of the USA and law enforcement in general.

Sheriff @ 2/13/2013 12:27 PM

wow look at me! im sitting with idiots at the State of the onion

Driverx @ 2/13/2013 1:44 PM

I have to agree with Deadman on this one... Lt Murphy should be honored for his courage, duty, and service... Not USED by political hacks to forward their unconstitutional agenda. Perhaps he thought he was being honored... Sadly he was made a pawn... Remember your Oath, Defend our Nation from all threats Foreign and Domestic, Defend the Constitution and the Citizens of The United States of America. Remember your Oath, and stay out of politics.

John @ 2/15/2013 12:16 AM

Lt. Murphy is a knob polishing, boot licker.

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