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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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Just wanted to let you know that I knew you father and grew up in the same neighbor hood together in Southeast Houston. I also knew your grandfather also, I do believe he was a Detective for the Houston Police dept. Jimmy and I went to the same elementry school and Hartman Jr. high school. In high school I do believe he ended up at Jones high school and I went to Milby high school. I did not know that he was killed in the line of duty He was a very good man, and liked by many. I now live in Pflugerville, Texas. If you are still an officer for Pflugerville Police Department, look me up. Your dad was a very good man.
Thanks,
Jim Burtis
602 Indian Run Dr.
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
512-653-6773

James M. Burtis
Friend of James Irby
May 24, 2017

 

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