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This Day in Norwood History-October 5, 1912-Murphys of Norwood Have Done Their Share In the Interest of Law and Order.


FOUR OF ONE FAMILY POLICEMEN.

GLOBE—OCTOBER 6. 1912.

Left to Right—Sergt , Metropolitan Police; Patrolman , ; Patrolman , ; Special Officer .

NORWOOD, Oct 5—It is not often that four brothers are found in the Police force, In active service. Such, however, is the case with four of the sons of . and the late of Norwood, all of whom were born, educated and brought up in Norwood.

Sergeant John J. Murphy of the Metropolitan Park Police was formerly a shipper at and afterward in the same capacity at Ginn & Co in Cambridge. He was appointed to the Metropolitan Park Police in May, his first assignment being at the Blue Hill Reservation. He was promoted to be a sergeant in January 1911. He was one of the four sergeants who went with the Metropolitan Park Police to Lawrence during the strike there last Winter. He plays second base on the ball nine of the Metropolitan Police.

Sergeant Murphy is 5 feet 11 in height and weighs 210 pounds. He is a member of Mt Pleasant Council, K. of C. He is married and Ilves at 101 Wachusett st. Jamaica Plain.

Patrolman Timothy C. Murphy of Station 16. Back Bay. has only recently been transferred to that station from Station 4, at Lagrange st. After finishing he worked as a bookbinder at the , then entered the , and served four years. Part of his service was in the , and he also was on ’s yacht- He had quite a reputation as a boxer in the Navy. When his enlistment expired he was rated as a coxswain.

He is known as the “Boston poet policeman.” for he writes poetry of a high order of merit, and a poem of his appeared in a recent issue of the Pilot. He is a member of the Spanish War and of Mt Pleasant Council. K. of C. He Is 5 feet 9 inches in height and weighs about 200 pounds. He is married and lives at 72 . Jamaica Plain.

Officer James E. Murphy Is a special police officer in a theatre in Roxbury. He worked in the Norwood Press as a bookbinder, and afterward was in the Insurance business. He was formerly greatly interested in wrestling and brought out noted wrestling stars.

Special is 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighs 220 pounds. He belongs to ., is unmarried and lives at 11 Hillside St, Roxbury.

Patrolman Cornelius C. Murphy of the Department, after leaving school, was employed for 18 years as an Iron molder in the Plimpton . He took up police work in July, 1911, and served as a provisionally appointed officer for nearly a year. On May 27, 1912, he was appointed a regular patrolman of the force from a list of Civil Service candidates.

His beat at thè lower end of the town brings him to the section occupied by 28 different nationalities, mostly of European birth, and all of them like and respect officer Murphy.

Officer Murphy is a member of the . K. of C., and an honorary member of Iron Molders Union. He was for many years prominent in the work of the St. Catherine’s and was Its for several terms. He is 5 feet 7 1/2 inches in height and weighs 180 pounds. He is unmarried and lives at 525 . Norwood.

, the father of the four policemen, owns a home on Walnut av. He came to Norwood in 1870 and was employed by Co for several years, but is now in the teaming business. He is well known and highly regarded by many friends.

There are two other brothers in this Murphy family. lives in Norwood, but is away much of the time as National Organizer of the International Molders’ Union of North America.

is inspector in the in Norwood. There are also 2 sisters. Mrs. Philip Abely and Mrs. James O’Kane, both of Norwood.

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