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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 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

As 16yrs veteran of the Police Department and a former Transit District 33 police officer. Your Dedication and Bravery have not been forgotten. You will be forever in our hearts and a rememberance to what bravery is. Rest in Peace my Fellow Sister While you watch over us.

Detective Dave Walker
NYPD Fomer District 33 Now NYPD Counterterrorism Division
August 1, 2010

Never forgetting you, tu hermano Pete

March 13, 2010

When I heard of this beautiful officers murder,my heart went out to her and her family.I worked in plain clothes for years in the N.Y.City Transit Police,And I know the dangers.May this Police Officer rest in peace,she will always be missed.God Bless dear sister.

Retired PO Tony Cavello
N.Y.City Transit Police
January 6, 2010

My heart went out to this beautiful Police Officer and her family ,when I heard of her murder.I worked plain clothes for years in the Transit Police Dept.and know the dangers.God rest her soul, you are always missed dear sister.

Retired Police Officer Tony Cavello
N.Y.City Transit Police
January 6, 2010

May you rest in Peace. I worked in Brooklyn North Detectives and I remember the great team of Detectives put together to locate and arrest "The animal". Words can never heal any wounds, but let your family know, You are not forgotten.

September 21, 2009

I did not know this fine Off.Irma Lozada but I knew some of
the officers she served with and I read about the tradgey that took her away from us all. I too have lost brother and
sister officers that I did know. Nothing I can say that has
not already been said. No doubt that Irma was and would have
remained a dedicated and exemplary police officer. I grieve
with all that knew and cared about her. She will never be forgotten. May god bless.

Off.Billy Colton
Rutland City Vermont (former)
July 20, 2009


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