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.



Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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I'll never forget hearing about this tragedy on the radio (KLOL Stevens & Pruett) and joining my fellow Houstonians in driving with my lights on, seeing and entire city in silent solidarity. The memory of that event still moves me and is something I can't help but to think about from time to time. RIP Cpl. Irby, may your memory live on.

Tom Sampson

July 30, 2019

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