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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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You are on my mind tonight dad and the only way that I can find peace is to write you.... Cody got married a week or so ago it was a great day for him and our fmaily you would be so proud! but your brothers in blue were there to stand in for you just as they always have been and always will be even though you could not be there, that is a family with out compare ... I have just finished paramedic school I am working on my clinical and ride outs it's my calling and I love it. your grandson is doing wonderful. Truett James Irby is getting bigger, smarter and more bull headed every day, I love him more than anything and I know you would also. He does not have a father who wants to be apart of his life and maybe never will, so I pray that you guide me and him and I hope that I will be enough. I love you dad rest well

Your loving daughter Cally Irby.
September 25, 2015


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