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Police Officer Irma Lozada | New York City Transit Police Department, New York New York City Transit Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Irma Lozada

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, September 21, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 4721

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 32 1/2 years to life in pri

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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.

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.

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my memories of fran we had meet on the m line on Knickerbocker and myrtle. we had become very good friends used to go out and eat lunch when ever we could meet up. see I was A auxiliary police officer out of the 83rd precinct I started to develop a relationship with fran in early 1982 this is something that i never talked about. but those who knew her I was her tennis star so she called me. she was a great person funny personality never forget how our conversation started she asked me if I knew what nationality she was i had said I thought you was Puerto Rican she advised me that she was Spanish she asked me what nationality I told her I was Italian and came from Sicily she told me how she liked European men here I was a 20 year old male didn't know what to do i felt like she was hitting on me but I didn't think it would be possible for a especially pretty girl police officer to like me in that way but she did an we had gone out a few times into the city to watch a movie and to grab some dinner yes we used to meet up an awful lot on post my coordinator used to flip out on me because we were not allowed to hang out by the train station especially that I was making gun arrest every time I went out I think that's what got frans attention about me that I have received Medal of Valor for a homicide back in 1982 along with several commendations an merits the day that my partner came to get me an said that fran is missing we drove over to Evergreen a covert with the search team was going on and assisted with the search it was crushing when they finally found her my life had just came to a halt my heart just got ripped out of my chest do I say anything do I tell any body of our friendship but I paid my respectson that very sad day at the wake and funeral
tears coming down my face all I hear is people saying look at the tears coming down his face not knowing the real pain that I was going through not being able to address her mother and her brother on who I was to fran all I seen was all the brass that came to pay their respects like Who am I so for the last 30 years I crawled in a hole come out to let everybody know little bit about fran and what you meant to meret

ret spo.marty ben
April 8, 2015


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