Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions

Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.

Contact Information

By Mail
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

By Phone

A promise of remembrance.

V.B. Murphy


Length of Service:
3 Years

Date of Injury:
November 5, 1939

Date of Death:
November 5, 1939

Location of Incident:
Hemphill @ Pennsylvania

Mount Olivet Cemetery

V.B. Murphy was one of two firefighters killed when they were thrown from the rear of a fire truck by the force of a collision with an automobile at the intersection of Hemphill and Pennsylvania. The truck, which was headed north, was struck at the rear by the automobile, which was headed east. Murphy struck his head on the driveway of a nearby filling station and suffered massive head injuries. He died several hours later at Harris Hospital.

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