Murphy came to her new profession and home from the Stratham Humane Society; she was approximately a year old when picked up for the crime of walking the streets and trying to play with children. She turned out to be a fantastic Accelerant Canine and family pet. Murphy served the State for eleven and half years and is enjoying retirement with the Southwells. Her only complaint in those eleven years of service had been the lack of table scraps.
Murphy retired in September of 2001 and passed away in April of 2005. She will always be remembered as the pioneer of canine accelerant detection in New Hampshire. She also holds the distinction of the longest running canine servcie to the state in the history of the program.
Murphy rests with her successor Jade