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Arrest made in 40-year-old murder case of Alice Police Officer

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An arrest has been made in the murder of an Alice police officer that was killed more than 40 years ago. 

According to the Alice Echo, Officer Matthew Murphy was fatally shot on December 1, 1974 during a traffic stop on West Main and Highway 181. 

The only lead police ever had from the case was a description of the suspect vehicle. 

Investigators are in Alabama serving an arrest warrant on a capital murder suspect for the murder of Officer Murphy. 

The suspect's name in the case has not been released, and no other details of how the suspect was identified have been released. 

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