Temple Shooting Hero Has Kensington Family


The New York Post reports:

The tough-as-nails cop who was struck by up to nine bullets while aiding shooting victims at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is a Brooklyn-born ex-Marine known for his bravery, his proud pop told The Post yesterday.
“That is him, believe me. He was a Marine. He goes by training. He was always a straight shooter, a very impressive kid,” retired New York City sanitation worker James Murphy, 78, said of his son, Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy…
The gravely wounded Murphy — who did tours in India and Afghanistan — bravely waved other cops off as they came to help him, telling them to go into the temple to aid others, his dad said.
“He took nine bullets, and he was still telling [fellow cops] what to do. He is a hero,” the elder Murphy said during an interview at his home on East Fifth Street in Kensington, Brooklyn.
“If he had the opportunity, he would have taken [the shooter] right between the eyes!”
The dad said his son had a typical Brooklyn boyhood in Park Slope, where the family had lived, playing pickup baseball and football with pals and his kid brother, Terrence, now 46 and a retired NYPD cop….

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