Police Officer Irma Lozada

Police Officer Irma Lozada

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, September 21, 1984

Irma Lozada

Police Officer Irma Lozada was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect.

She and her partner were in plainclothes patrolling the L Line when they witnessed a suspect snatch a piece of jewelry. The officers gave chase but were split up. Officer Lozada's body was found three hours later in a parking lot. She had been shot in the head with her own weapon while attempting to make an arrest. The 19 year-old suspect was later apprehended, convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to 32 1/2 years to life in prison. He has a parole hearing in May, 2017.

Officer Lozada was the first female officer to be killed in the line of duty in New York City. She was assigned to Transit District 33 and had served with the New York City Transit Police Department for four years. She is survived by her mother and brother.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 4721

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 32 1/2 years to life in pri

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I remember that day, and I recall on the day of the funeral, her mother looking out a the sea of blue, all of the NYC Transit Police directly in front of the church, and watching her blow us a kiss and saying, "God bless you all". I still get misty eyed about that.

Former P.O. Guy Sanders
NYC Transit Police District 32

July 2, 2018

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