Sikh community planning special ceremony for Lt. Brian Murphy

Lt. Brian Murphy. | Photo: OakCreekNOW

Sikh community planning special ceremony for Lt. Brian Murphy

By WTMJ News Team. CREATED Aug 8, 2012

OAK CREEK- A police officer critically hurt during the Sikh temple shooting attack will receive special recognition for his actions. 

The Sikh community is praying for Oak Creek Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy.  He's the man who was shot several times while trying to take down Wade Page.

"When we get control back of the temple, we have a special ceremony planned for him too," said Inderjeet Singh Dhillon, the temple's treasurer.  "Brian Murphy, we could never forget him."

Murphy is recovering at the hospital, he's been up and walking around, according to Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards.

"We're happy to hear from him that he's OK," said Dhillon.  "We are praying for him."

A fund has being established for Murphy's medical care.  BMO Harris Bank set up a fund located at the M&I Branch at 8900 S. Howell Avenue in Oak Creek, but all M&I and Harris branches will accept donations, according to a news release.  The bank said they are contributing $10,000 to that fund to help support Lt. Murphy and his family.

The bank said they are donating a separate $10,000 to the Sikh temple.  Additional contributions to the temple can be made by clicking here.