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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

Incident Date: 9/21/1984

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: 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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A woman’s life is not measured by her wealth or status, but by what she does with his time on earth, be that many or just a few years. Police Officer Irma Lozada did much with his years.

I stand in awe at the bravery of this young officer and the too many other officers who’s names grace these pages. In these current times I stand proud and strong in the knowledge that I do so, shoulder to shoulder with the men and women, worldwide, who also have the courage to serve as a Law Enforcement Officer for their community.

My deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Police Officer Irma Lozada. I will not forget her sacrifice and what she stood for, as a woman, a daughter, a sister, a friend and as a LEO.

Sergeant
Western Australia Police
September 21, 2014

 

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