Police Officer Irma Lozada

Police Officer Irma Lozada

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, September 21, 1984

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Irma Lozada

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

She 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. 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.

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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Like Most of us we were just kids when this happened. I too was an NYPD Auxiliary and also got to work in Transit D-20. I remember the old timers Working still talk of you and your sacrifice that day. Rest In Peace Hermana y Que Dios Te Bendiga a Ti y a Tu Familia.

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