Police Officer James Bruce Irby

Police Officer James Bruce Irby

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 27, 1990

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James Bruce Irby

Officer James Irby was shot and killed when he stopped a car for a minor traffic violation.

As he was talking with the driver, the passenger exited the vehicle and shot Officer Irby five times with a .357 handgun.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Irby's murder and subsequently sentenced to death.

Officer Irby is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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My wife has read every reflection to me on this thirty year anniversary of the day that will live with me forever. Of all my friends, you were the one guy that I considered to be the best and the only best friend I have ever had. My emotions run high and tears still come when I let myself think of that fateful day. I do know that I will see you again. God gave you back to me to walk and talk with on the day I died after my bad wreck. I get some facts messed up but I will never forget telling you that I had to go back. I still feel that I have unfinished business left to do. I do hope that in my lifetime , I can be in Huntsville and see this nightmare end. PS your children are awesome, your grandsons are beautiful. Cody found a strong and faithful wife that will always stand by him. Love, Larry

Larry Joslin / Solo Ret.

June 27, 2020

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