Officer Lois Marie Marrero

Officer Lois Marie Marrero

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, July 6, 2001

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Lois Marie Marrero

Officer Lois Marrero was shot and killed when she was ambushed by a bank robbery suspect during a foot chase.

The suspect had just robbed a bank branch and ran into an apartment complex near the intersection of Cleveland Street and Church Avenue with Officer Marrero in pursuit. He hid behind a car and shot her as she neared his location. A second officer was shot and wounded during the shootout. The suspect then fled into a nearby apartment, took hostages, and then committed suicide several hours later during a standoff.

An accomplice was convicted of related charged and was sentenced to life in prison on June 23st, 2003.

Officer Marrero had served with the Tampa Police Department for 18 years. She is survived by her life companion, who also serves as an officer with the department.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 327

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

foot pursuit, robbery

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You were on my heart last month, I didn't forget.

On the 21st anniversary of that horrible day, while taking care of some errands, we stopped in for a late lunch. I noticed a table with a few FHP officers enjoying their meal. I asked to speak to their server and told her that Amanda and I wanted to treat their table to their meal. I sent her with a note to let them know it was my honor to honor you and to pick up their tab. It made me feel good. They were thankful and looked you up on this site. My sad tears turned happy when I seen them wave, smile, and thank us as they left. My (your) parting words to them were "be safe."

Happy birthday! We have a Bud Light and a Publix cake to celebrate your 61st birthday. We wish you peace and thanks for being our friend. We will never forget you. You will forever be in our hearts.

Amanda, Ashley, and Jerraine
We love and miss you bunches

August 16, 2022

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