WILLIAM LEONARD "BILL" MURRAY SR. was born on February 2, 1929. He was appointed to the Camden Police Department in 1959 after serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. In 1973 he was promoted to Sergeant and later was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. In 1974 was assigned to the Juvenile Division. He led that division until his retirement in February of 1991, having served the City of Camden for 31 years and 8 months.

A long-time resident of East Camden, William L, Murray passed away at home on March 31, 2015 at the age of 86. He was survived by his wife, the former Jonnie Ingalls, children Janice, William L. Jr., and Diane, as well as six grandchildren

About William L. Murray

One of the truly good guys on the CPD....

W. Larry Worrell
DeBary FL, April 2, 2015 

Camden Police
Honor Guard

Pyne Point Junior High School

From Left:
Edward Lewandowski
Horace Wilkers
Joseph McCann
Bill Murray


Camden Adds 21 New Foot Patrolmen

Camden City swore in 21 new patrolmen yesterday.

The new policeman were hired under $1.2 million in slate funding provided by the Safe and Clean Streets program for a total of 92 foot patrolmen.

With the 21 new recruits, the city has now hired 60 of the 92 boosting the total police strength to 364 men, according to Public Safety Director David Kelly.        

At the same swearing in ceremony in the office of Mayor Angelo J. Errichetti seven patrolmen were advanced to sergeant and two fire captains were promoted to battalion chief

The new sergeants are Edward Eldred, 30, of Sicklerville, John M. Koslowski, 27, of Audubon, Richard DiAuria, 32, of Pennsauken, Dennis Keegan, 27 of Mantua, and William Murray, 45, Mark Grandsden, 31, and John Phoenix, 43, all of Camden.

The new battalion chiefs are Kenneth Penn, 30, of Williamstown, and James McMaster, 33, of Camden.

The new patrolmen will undergo 12 weeks of police training before going on regular patrol duty.

Camden PoliceMethod of Instructions Course
Class of 1977
Camden Police Department's African-American Officers

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Standing: L-R (1) Reggie Hilton, (2) Vince Foster, (3) Bill Bruce, (4) Benny Searles, (5) Horace Wilkerson, (6) Charles Morris, (7) Danny Wilson, (8) Freddie  Dobson,
(9) Estel Brown, (10) Chet De Shields,(11) Vernon Curtis, (12) Frank Simon, 
(13) Dennis Stephens

Seated L-R: Gilbert "Whip" Wilson, John Troutman, Bill Murray, Eugene Bagwell, Dick Haley, Paul Daniels  

Camden Courier-Post - April 2, 2015

William Leonard Murray, Sr.

AGE: 86 .

On March 31, 2015; beloved husband of Jonnie Murray (nee Ingalls); departed this life peacefully at home. The proud father of Janice Laury (Morgan), William, Jr. (Lana) and Diane Powell (Aaron) and the grandfather of six.

William was a veteran of U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He served on the Camden City Police Department for 32 years, serving as commander of the Juvenile Division from 1974 until retiring in 1991 at the rank of lieutenant. Relatives and friends are invited to a public viewing, Sunday April 5, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Carl Miller Funeral Home 831 Carl Miller Blvd. Camden, NJ. Services will be held Monday, April 6, 2015 at 10a.m. at New Wesley AME Zion Church 701 Ramona Gonzalez Street, Camden, NJ where friends may call after 9 a.m. Int: Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ..