John P. Murdock Jr. Retired Police Officer, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife, Lora Sue Murdock. He is preceded in death by his father, retired Detective John P. Murdock Sr. He is also the father of Detective Sergeant Steven R. Murdock, assigned to the Homicide Division and grandfather of Cadet Travis S. Murdock, assigned to the Training Division (Trainee). Officer John P. Murdock Jr. joined the Houston Police Department on October 21, 1963, Academy Class #29 and was also a Veteran of the United States Army. During his career he was assigned to the Central Division, Jail Division, Crime Analysis Division, Community Services Division and the Special Operations Division until his retirement on March 21, 1988.