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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 have some amazing friends dad. I had the honor of spending sometime with them this week, and they have never forgotten what they promised you. Their dedication to you goes to show just what kind of man you were. You did it right. I miss you and I love you.

Paco: I never knew the story of the flat tire. I wont say I understand your feelings. Only you have carried that burden for all these years. I only know my father because of you all. But I believe my father would have punched you in the arm, handed you a beer and given you a serious ribbing for blaming yourself. I know he wouldn't stand for it and I wont either. God had a plan for him, and nothing you could have done would change that. I love you buddy. My dad knew in his heart he couldn't work for god without you guys here to watch after my sister and I. He needed you here, and I needed you here. Thank you for everything you've done for us.

Senior Officer/K-9 Cody Irby #225
Pflugerville Police Department/Son
March 2, 2015

 

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