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Police Officer James Bruce Irby | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

James Bruce Irby

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 27, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Officer James Irby was shot and killed when he stopped a car for a minor traffic violation.

As he was talking with the driver, the passenger exited the vehicle and shot Officer Irby five times with a .357 handgun.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Irby's murder and subsequently sentenced to death.

Officer Irby is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Hey dad. I'm sorry it's been a while. You wouldn't believe the year I've had. My wonderful wife is due to have our baby here soon and I really wish everyday you were here to see it. She looks beautiful and I know our baby boy will be amazing. You're on my mind a lot lately. I know you'd be here giving me all kinds of good advise if you could and in many ways you are. Just know I'm listening. I don't always hear it but I'm trying my best to listen. I love you dad and I promise your grandson will know what an amazing man you were.

Cpl. Cody Irby (Son)
Pflugerville Police Department
August 21, 2017


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