E.G. Murphy

E. G. Murphy
Little Rock Fire Department - January 27, 1984

On Thursday night, January 26, 1984, Engine 3, 7, Truck 3, and District Chief Gus Lorenz, were dispatched at 11:45 pm to a structure fire at 153 Monore Drive.  Captain Murphy was stretching preconnected 1 1/2" hose up a hill to the burning apartment when he collapsed.  Firefighter Gary Dillon discovered Murphy, called for help and immediately began CPR with Captain Ron Pritchett assisting.  Chief Lorenz summoned Rescue 730 and when Paramedic J.T. Cantrell arrived he was faced with a full cardiac arrest.  Captain Murphy was transported to the University of Arkansas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:22 am January 27, 1984.  His service time was 22 years beginning in 1962.

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