Officer Lois Marie Marrero

Officer Lois Marie Marrero

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, July 6, 2001

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Lois Marie Marrero

Officer Lois Marrero was shot and killed when she was ambushed by a bank robbery suspect during a foot chase.

The suspect had just robbed a bank branch and ran into an apartment complex near the intersection of Cleveland Street and Church Avenue with Officer Marrero in pursuit. He hid behind a car and shot her as she neared his location. A second officer was shot and wounded during the shootout. The suspect then fled into a nearby apartment, took hostages, and then committed suicide several hours later during a standoff.

An accomplice was convicted of related charged and was sentenced to life in prison on June 23st, 2003.

Officer Marrero had served with the Tampa Police Department for 18 years. She is survived by her life companion, who also serves as an officer with the department.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 327

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

foot pursuit, robbery

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On this 20th year anniversary of Tampa losing a great police officer, you were honored by a grateful department and community today.

It hasn't gotten easier. I am ugly crying today just like I did 20 years ago. Your memory will forever live on in my mind and my heart. We miss you and all the life and love you brought to my family.

We will never forget you.

Until we meet again, May God Bless you as you rest in peace.

With all our love,
Amanda, Ashley and Jerraine

July 6, 2021

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