Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective Nov.
Lieutenant Norman A. Murphy, of Troy, is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Gaming Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.
Murphy was appointed to the Patrol on July 5, 1987, as a member of the 59th Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop C, Zone 5, Pike County. Murphy was promoted to corporal on Sept. 1, 1993, and designated assistant zone supervisor of Troop C, Zone 5, Lincoln/Pike counties. He was promoted to sergeant and designated zone supervisor of Troop C, Zone 17, Lincoln/Pike counties, on June 1, 1998. He transferred to Troop C Headquarters, Weldon Spring, on May 1, 2008. Murphy was promoted to lieutenant on April 1, 2010, and remained at Troop C Headquarters.
Captain Murphy grew up in Kirkwood and graduated from Kirkwood High School in June 1981. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in criminal justice administration at Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri) in Warrensburg, in May 1986.
Captain Murphy and his wife, Sherry (Davis), have three children: Brian, Ashley, and Tara.