Robert Murphy started his law enforcement career in 1978 with the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office and in 1984 began working for the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office till he began working as a Trooper with the Louisiana State Police. Robert spent 30 years with LSP and retired in July 2019.  He has been married to Belinda Murphy for the last 15 years, who is also a Lieutenant with Louisiana State Police.  They have 3 children and live in Dry Prong, Louisiana.  Robert is a Charter Member of the First Louisiana Chapter where he served as Commander, Vice President and President until being elected to National Major.  He and Belinda are Defenders Life Members.