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Police Officer

Irma Lozada

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, September 21, 1984
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Reflections for Police Officer Irma Lozada


I had two years on the job when i heard the news about your untimely death. Throughout my 20 years, I've thought of you often and still do after retiring in 2002. RIP my sister in blue

P.O. Lorraine Ortiz
June 2, 2015


Sgt(Retired) Susan Pinto Tulino
Yonkers(NY)Police Department
May 8, 2015

Proud to send my No Parole letter today. Rest in peace sister, we still stand with you. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Officer Lozada during this time of re-opening a still painful wound. Prayers this murderer stays behind bars for life.

Sr. Ptlmn (Retired) Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department
May 7, 2015

RIP my Sister of the badge, God Bless your Family, friends and Department. My NO PAROLE for COP Killers, went out today.

Retired Police Officer Bob Reed
South Lake Tahoe Police Department
May 7, 2015

my memories of fran we had meet on the m line on Knickerbocker and myrtle. we had become very good friends used to go out and eat lunch when ever we could meet up. see I was A auxiliary police officer out of the 83rd precinct I started to develop a relationship with fran in early 1982 this is something that i never talked about. but those who knew her I was her tennis star so she called me. she was a great person funny personality never forget how our conversation started she asked me if I knew what nationality she was i had said I thought you was Puerto Rican she advised me that she was Spanish she asked me what nationality I told her I was Italian and came from Sicily she told me how she liked European men here I was a 20 year old male didn't know what to do i felt like she was hitting on me but I didn't think it would be possible for a especially pretty girl police officer to like me in that way but she did an we had gone out a few times into the city to watch a movie and to grab some dinner yes we used to meet up an awful lot on post my coordinator used to flip out on me because we were not allowed to hang out by the train station especially that I was making gun arrest every time I went out I think that's what got frans attention about me that I have received Medal of Valor for a homicide back in 1982 along with several commendations an merits the day that my partner came to get me an said that fran is missing we drove over to Evergreen a covert with the search team was going on and assisted with the search it was crushing when they finally found her my life had just came to a halt my heart just got ripped out of my chest do I say anything do I tell any body of our friendship but I paid my respectson that very sad day at the wake and funeral
tears coming down my face all I hear is people saying look at the tears coming down his face not knowing the real pain that I was going through not being able to address her mother and her brother on who I was to fran all I seen was all the brass that came to pay their respects like Who am I so for the last 30 years I crawled in a hole come out to let everybody know little bit about fran and what you meant to meret

ret spo.marty ben
April 8, 2015

30years 6 months have pasted and i find my self thinking of you everyday. no one ever new the pain i felt. you had to go and leave me i was more then a friend I was someone special in your life an you in mine you called me your tennis star. it crushed me when i went to the Wilson Avenue Station an they had found you. I had a big gaping hole that I could not breed when it was confirmed it was you. just the night before we had gone out to teds Steakhouse. Never to see your smile no more your partner nat was shopping on Myrtle Avenue buying a baby crib that's why he never heard the shots. he was two and a half miles away from you as you was chasing darryl jetter who had just stolen a gold chain from a woman so he can get high on his birthday the same day he took yours.marty D

March 29, 2015

I worked with Irma at the bakery at Macy's before she joined the force. Even then she'd warned shoppers during the Christmas rush to be watchful of pickpockets! Hard to believe she has been gone over three decades but I can still recall the sound of her voice.

Dale Hopson
March 27, 2015

Officer Irma lozada, Fran, you were the bell of our academy class, a dedicated cop, and now and forever an angel who will never be forgotten Rest in peace

Captain. Retired Mike O'Halloran
January 1, 2015

A woman’s life is not measured by her wealth or status, but by what she does with his time on earth, be that many or just a few years. Police Officer Irma Lozada did much with his years.

I stand in awe at the bravery of this young officer and the too many other officers who’s names grace these pages. In these current times I stand proud and strong in the knowledge that I do so, shoulder to shoulder with the men and women, worldwide, who also have the courage to serve as a Law Enforcement Officer for their community.

My deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Police Officer Irma Lozada. I will not forget her sacrifice and what she stood for, as a woman, a daughter, a sister, a friend and as a LEO.

Western Australia Police
September 21, 2014

I was at her funeral and the 10th Annv. of her rememberance of her death at my Church Saint Sabastioan

PO Steven Malecki
March 10, 2014

I was in the NYC Police Academy when we lost you. I remember feeling heartbroken for your family and afraid because I was a young female also about to begin the same career where you lost your life. But I continued on thinking about you and honoring you throughout my career. You were brave and you paved the way for female officers such as myself. Thank You my sister for your dedication and service. You will forever have a place in my heart. God Bless You Always.

Retired Police Officer Cathy Williams
January 17, 2014

Of all that have made the utlimate sacrifice for the job they loved so much it is your memory and passing that elicates the most emotion. Obvoiusly I did not personally know you as the end of watch for you came a year before I was appointed to the Transit PD but many of whom I meet in my travels, especially within the confines of District 33, were your co-workers and friend. Seeing their pain and sorrow for you just by the mention of your name even years after Wilson Ave has always stuck with me and puts you in a very special place as clearly your presence in the NYCTPD had a profund impact on all in the most postive way. Rest in Peace Irma Lozada you will never be forgotten.

PO Jay Oher
NYC Transit PD
October 15, 2013

Your dedication and sacrifice shall never be forgotten...
Rest in Peace

Frank Gildea
June 9, 2013

RIP my sister of the badge, my letter will go out tomorrow. RIP and God Bless your Family, Friends and Department.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department
May 26, 2013

I recall the funeral of this vibrant beautiful young woman who was in the academy class just before mine. As the first female officer killed in the line of duty in New York State her funeral brought police officers from across the country. Over 20 blocks of LEOs formed to pay their respect. I will always remember her mother, looking at us as she exited the church and, with tears in her eyes mouthing, "God bless all of you." That moment is etched in my heart.

Former T.P.O. Guy Sanders
NYC Transit Police 1982 - 1989
May 15, 2013

God Bless

May 12, 2013

A "No parole" letter has been sent, so your cowardly killer remains locked up and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Billy Russo (Det. Ret.)
Nassau County Police Dept. NY
May 9, 2013

I have long felt that any new Staten Island Ferry Boat (MTA) be named the
"NYC P.O. Irma Lozada" I think the reason ahould be quite obvious.
Carmine Bianco

Spupervisinf Fire Marshal FDNY Retired,
FDNY Lodge 20 Fraternal Order of Police,
March 2, 2013

The street dedication for Police Officer-Irma Lozada on (11/10/12). A tribute to the sacrifice made by a young Police Officer who was not afraid to go the extra yard. "Fran" we all miss you. You are not forgotten.

Det. Tony Flynn
NYC Transit Police & NYPD
November 15, 2012

I knew Fran she was a great person. she wanted to be a "Cop" and was a very good one. I miss her and have prayed for her since the day she was shot. She now rest in Heaven with our Loard.

Lt.Edward King
NYTPD Dist01/NYPD 030pct.&friend
November 14, 2012

Please join the members of Transit District 33 and the family of
Police Officer Irma Lozada on November 10, 2012 at 11:00 am
for the street renaming of Van Sinderen Avenue to
Irma Lozada Way
located in front of Transit District 33
( Fulton Street and Van Sinderen Avenue)

Officer Lozada was the first female officer to be killed in the line of duty in New York City. She was assigned to Transit District 33 and served with the New York City Transit Police Department for four years.

Officer Lozada and her partner were in plainclothes patrolling the L Line when they witnessed a suspect snatch a piece of jewelry. The officers gave chase but were split up. While trying to apprehend the suspect Officer Lozada was fatally shot. Officer Lozada's body was found three hours later in a parking lot. The 19 year-old suspect was later apprehended, convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to 32 1/2 years to life in prison.

It is requested that all members of service appear in full Dress Uniform.
For further information please contact Transit District 33 at (718) 345-6965

October 18, 2012

God Bless Irma, she is an inspiration to many female Police Officers like myself. She will never be forgotten!

PO Michelle Zurita
October 8, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to keep watch on all of us from your platform in the sky.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department
September 13, 2012

'Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.'  
-George Orwell 

I didn't forget how they laughed at you when they removed your body from the scene.
Thank you for watching over us when no one else would.

Pfc. Denny Washington #1714 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police
August 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
September 21, 2010


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