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Police Officer Irma C. Ruiz | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Irma C. Ruiz

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, September 22, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 16823

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/22/1988

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Officer Irma Ruiz was shot and killed confronting an armed offender in a school.

A heavily armed gunman went on a shooting rampage, killing three people and wounding another. The assailant then entered an elementary school filled wilth children. Already in the school, Officer Irma Ruiz learned of the situation and confronted the gunman.

After wounding one officer, the gunman fired at Officer Ruiz. She was mortally wounded in the attack. Despite being wounded, Officer Ruiz's partner was able to return fire and kill the gunman.

Officer Ruiz had served with the agency for 12 years and is survived by her husband, daughter, and three sons.

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I met your daughter at the Gold Star Candle Lighting Service the other night. She has grown into a beautiful young woman and I know you have watched over her all these years. She looks so much like you, both of you are beautiful ladies. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those officers still out on patrol. You will never be forgotten as true heores never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
September 22, 2013

 

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