Police Officer Irma Fran Lozada

Police Officer Irma Fran Lozada

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, September 21, 1984

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Irma Fran Lozada

Police Officer Irma Lozada was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect.

She and her partner were in plain clothes patrolling the L Line when they witnessed a suspect snatch a piece of jewelry. The officers gave chase but were split up. Officer Lozada's body was found three hours later in a parking lot. She had been shot in the head with her own weapon while attempting to make an arrest. The 19-year-old suspect was later apprehended, convicted of second-degree murder, and sentenced to 32-1/2 years to life in prison. He was released on parole in December 2021.

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 had served with the New York City Transit Police Department for four years. She had previously served as an auxiliary police officer with the New York City Police Department for three years. She is survived by her mother and brother. Her brother had also served as an auxiliary police officer with the NYPD.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 4721

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

plainclothes, robbery

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A relative who is retired NYPD sent me a facebook notification hours after the murder of a 22 yo rookie NYPD officer and his critically injured partner and provided the sparse details available. He concluded his post by attaching a picture of his porch with its light glowing blue.I thought this is an excellent show respect to the murdered officer and his ultimate sacrifice and to display a visual sign to the family of the deceased that we share thwir loss and grief. Whenever a first responder dies a violent death all America suffers the loss. Police agencies could help to emphasize this loss to the public by shining a blue light on an American flag in front of their police station until the hero or heroine is laid to rest.

retired- Lt John McGoldrick

January 23, 2022

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