Police Officer Ramon Irizarry, Jr.

Police Officer Ramon Irizarry, Jr.

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, January 18, 1983

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Ramon Irizarry, Jr.

Officer Ramon Irizarry succumbed to gunshot wounds received one week earlier.

Officer Irizarry was shot in the head at close range as he, and several other officers, served a search warrant on the occupants of a house in West Oakland at 1717 Peralta Street suspected of being the center of drug trafficking and fencing of stolen goods.

The suspect, 41, was wounded in the face and captured when three officers fired at him as he fled from the shooting scene. On January 14, 1988, he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Officer Irizarry was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Oakland Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and 2-year-old son.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 11, 1983
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

narcotics, search warrant

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Brother Ramon I want to thank you for your service. You were always kind and humble. You were my #1 referral on my application of employment for the OPD. A very close friend of my then sister in law Melody Melton. I remember that day when you were taken home eternally. I was waiting to here from the Dept. about being hired. When the news flashed. I tried to visit you in the hospital but they wouldn't let me. They said I wouldn't recognize you. My prayers are for ever with your family. I went on to become a Military police officer in the Army National Guard. Pittsburgh California. Thank you for your service, kindness and support. Tyrone Jones

Lt. Tyrone Jones
USA Army California National Guard

April 30, 2024

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