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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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Mr. Irby, I was not fortunate enough to meet you, though I've heard many great things and some pretty funny stories. With that being said, I wanted to leave a little message for you sir. I know its listed as anonymous but you know who its from and that's all that matters.

I have had the pleasure of working with your son for many years now. To put it blunt sir, you made Cody one hell of a man and police officer. Over the years he has befriended me and shown me a few of the ropes. He's also given me a few "reality checks " hopefully you didn't have to witness those haha. We've had some pretty good laughs too.

Since you have the best seats in the house I'm sure you are already aware of his accomplishments and work ethic... but let's not forget his stubbornness either. You know what I'm talking about lol.

I wish you were here to see it all in person. Though I know you have the best seats in the house sir. Until we meet, much love and respect to you and your family.

PS keep giving Cody much of his knowledge... because I know a guy that young cant have all that working knowledge just from himself ;)

ANONYMOUS OFFICER
PFLUGERVILLE PD
September 27, 2016

 

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