At 3:13 in the morning, the 15th day of May, 2009, the town of Nags Head lost a hero. While most people were sound asleep, Nags Head Police Sergeant Earl Murray was responding to a burglary in progress call. In short, he was doing what all police officers do 24 hours a day; serve and protect.
On his way to the call, his vehicle hydroplaned due to wet road conditions on Highway 158 near Villa Dunes Drive, crashing into a large, concrete utility pole on the east side of the road. He died as a result of the collision.
Biography & Family Life
Sergeant Murray had been a police officer for 26 years, and left behind a wife and two daughters. Sergeant Earl Murray was the first Nags Head Police officer killed in the line of duty.
The Town of Nag Head lost a great police officer, his family lost a loving father and husband, but we all lost our friend.