Willie Murphy Jr.

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Service Record

Agency Halifax County North Carolina Sheriff's Office
Rank Jail Correctional Officer (2007), Patrol Deputy, Uniform Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant.[1]
Dates of Service 2007 - April 2016.[1]
Salary $37,176 (2015)[2]
Last Known Status Resigned.[1]
Agency Enfield North Carolina Police Department
Rank Detective Sergeant (2016)[1], Lieutenant[3]
Dates of Service Hired in 2016[1]
Salary $39,196 (2019)[4]
Last Known Status Separated

Incident Reports

Willie Murphy Jr.

2020 Child Sexual Exploitation and Embezzlement

On July 27, 2020, the Halifax County Sheriff's Office received information about possible sexual exploitation of a minor. The investigation led to Murphy.[5]

Response Timeline

On September 4, 2020, electronic devices were seized from Murphy's home. Investigators also found evidence belonging to the police department and evidence that had not been submitted to the department.[5][3]

Murphy was indicted on 14 counts of embezzlement by a local government employee, 18 counts of altering, destroying, or stealing criminal evidence, 18 counts of willfully failing to discharge duties, and four counts of obstructing justice.[5]

On September 12, 2022, a grand jury indicted Murphy with 58 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor in addition to the earlier charges.[6]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: bad
Protect & Serve rating: neutral
Individual Rights rating: neutral
Accountability and Integrity rating: neutral
Off Duty rating: bad
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