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, warrant

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Officer Irazarry,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

January 18, 2023

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