Police Officer James Bruce Irby

Police Officer James Bruce Irby

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 27, 1990

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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Hey dad. Meg and I had a very difficult day yesterday. We hadnt told anyone yet but she was 12 weeks pregnant again. I guess god had other plans for her (I am convinced it was going to be a girl). Meg is so so strong though and is dealing with it like a trooper, and still being the best mom to Wyatt. I am so blessed to have her in my life. Her strength reminds me to always stand tall, and always be thankful for what I have been given. I sure do miss you old man but I know you’re watching. I can feel it everyday. Wyatt sits in my lap just smiling at me for no other reason than I’m his dad. That’s when I feel you standing there next to me, watching over us, and smiling just like him. Love you dad.

Cpl. Cody Irby
Pflugerville Police Department (Son)

April 30, 2018

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