Deputy Sheriff George Edward McMurren

Deputy Sheriff George Edward McMurren | Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, ArizonaYavapai County Sheriff’s Office EOW: Sunday, June 24, 1973 Cause: Gunfire

Deputy George McMurren was shot and killed while attempting to locate a  suspected poacher who was known to the deputy. Deputy McMurren was standing on  the top of a hill and shining his light towards the suspect’s location. The  suspect, a former sharpshooter for the Marine Corps, shot Deputy McMurren in the  chest using the light from the flashlight as a point of reference.

The  suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.
Deputy McMurren  had served with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years. He was  survived by his wife, seven children, 15 grandchildren, and 16 great  grandchildren.