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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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Sure do miss you dad. Spent some time at the Houston rodeo this weekend. Saw some of your old pals. I got to tell them I'm going to be a dad soon. It's a boy and we are naming him Wyatt James Irby. Wish you were here for this next adventure. I love you.

Senior Officer Cody Irby #225
Pflugerville Police Department (Son)
March 23, 2017

 

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