Dennis Patrick Murphy

Dennis Patrick Murphy, 67, a resident of League City TX, passed away November 9, 2022, in Webster, TX. Dennis was born in Wellsville, NY, on February 3, 1955. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era.

Dennis lived in Beaufort, SC for several years then moved to Texas in 1982. Dennis attended Alvin Community College where he received his Basic Peace Officer Certification in November, 1993. He began his career with Galveston County Constable Precinct 8 in 2001. Over his 20+ years in law enforcement, he received numerous Commendations to include being recognized by Governor Rick Perry for “heroic actions in the roadside delivery of a baby girl.” He achieved Master Peace Officer certification in February, 2016, and holds a TCLEOSE Instructor Proficiency Certificate from the State of Texas. Hometown Bank of League City was his home in the afternoons from 4-6pm where he performed Security for over 18 years. His training, expertise, and diligence enabled him to perform his duties, which included civil process, court security, and patrol duties. He also provided support to our local school districts and provided lifesaving intervention when needed. Dennis retired from Galveston County in February, 2022.

Dennis never met a stranger. He was loved by everyone he met. Whenever he could help out, you could count on him. Being outdoors, fishing with his wife and driving down a county road would bring a smile to his face. His six grandchildren were always on his radar. Pets, Liberty and Tex, were some of his highest priorities.

Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Dolores Murphy, and brother, John Murphy.

Dennis leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Nancy Murphy; sons: Dennis Patrick Murphy II, wife, Elizabetha; and Aaron Jay Murphy, wife, Sydnee; six grandchildren, Dennis Patrick III, Dillon Patrick, Sean Patrick, Leyah Ann, Alex Jay and Katie Lynn; sisters Julie Rickicki, Jean Frank, Tina Miller, Lisa Stissor; and brother, Daniel Joseph Murphy III. He also left behind many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the League City area in February, 2023, on Dennis’ birthday. A date and location will be announced as the time draws near. A second Celebration of Life will be held in July, 2023, in Wellsville, NY, when his ashes will be taken home. Arrangements will be announced as the time draws near.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Deputy Murphy’s name to the Texas Municipal Police Association.



  1. A Life well served and lived. Thanks for your service, Murph! RIP, until we meet again. Tim Colligan, Wellsville High SchoolClass of 1974

    Tim Colligan
  2. Great man! Loved his wife, his family and his country. So full of life an funny. Fly high sweet man, ❤️

    Roddie Shelley
  3. “If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven’s scenes; they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.” Godspeed Murph!

    Drew Daniel
  4. Murph was a pleasure to work with and know. The world is a better place for his presence. “Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall be called the children of God.” -Matthew 5:9

    Go with God

    Artre H Rusk
  5. Loved you Murph.

    Dusty Blackburn
  6. Dear Murphy family, you are in our prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. I see Dennis like a good life. He will be remembered as the farnum st crew.

    Sue barner (quant)
  7. Dennis Patrick Murphy was the greatest Papa ever and the best man I ever met.
    He loved all of his family and he still does. I love Papa with all my heart and I hope he enjoys heaven.
    I will always miss you papa.
    Love always,
    Your Grandson,

    Sean Murphy
  8. Murphy was such a great guy! He helped me through a painful time in my life. I will always remember him.


    Linda Jones Smith

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