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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

Incident Date: 6/27/1990

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Suspect: 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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My Dad was also a motor officer & knew Jim well, I met him through Dad. We weren't best friends but I thought of him as a very good one. I used to work down on Market Square at the Village Inn Pizza Parlor and he was always there when I needed help. He was a very funny guy, always had a humorous story to tell. I'll never forget him.
He had "Pride, Integrity & Guts".

Civilian, Terry R Fletche B#401's son
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September 27, 2013

 

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