Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Irma C. Ruiz

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 22, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Irma C. Ruiz

John 15:12-14 No Greater Love
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you.…

Michael Rankin, Sergeant Retired
Harris County Sheriff's Office Houston, Texas

August 8, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 22, 2020

Rest in peace, sister.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 22, 2020

I met yourself and your partner in the 80s a few times. Nice people and good police. Bless the family, I’m sure you’re missed very much.

Frank Carfagna
Metra Police (long retired)

March 31, 2020

To the Irma Ruiz Family,

We want you to know that Irma Ruiz is always in our hearts. She will never be forgotten.

30 years EOW but forever in our hearts.

Marla Elitzer, Principal
Irma C. Ruiz School

September 24, 2018

Officer Ruiz,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 22, 2018

30 years ago today you made the ultimate sacrifice. True to your mothers instincts, you were protecting innocent children. You are a true hero that will never be forgotten.

P/O Robin Popelka
Chicago P.D.

September 22, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 30th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 22, 2018

Rest well my sister.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 22, 2018

RIP Officer

Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

I met your daughter at the Gold Star Candle Lighting Service the other night. She has grown into a beautiful young woman and I know you have watched over her all these years. She looks so much like you, both of you are beautiful ladies. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those officers still out on patrol. You will never be forgotten as true heores never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 22, 2013

Still cannot believe you are gone. It has been 24 years. Hard to believe. Two of your fellow 8th District officers passed away this week (Al Bilicki and Bob Spiegel), know you guys are having a ball up there telling 8th district war stories.

You'll not be forgotten.

Detective Thomas Downes

September 23, 2012

You have not been forgotten "Blue Angel." Continue to watch over all of your loved ones for I know they think of you every day.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 22, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Ruiz. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Officer Ruiz you are still loved, missed, and respected all these years later. God Bless

Christina Gonzales
Loved One

October 7, 2011

Thinking of you and all your loved ones today. Continue to watch over them and know that you have not been forgotten. Thank you for being the hero that you are.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 22, 2011

Well, it is almost 23 years, on 22 SEP 11,but it seems like yesterday. You battled evil and ultimately good won. Over, the years the intesity of my grief, has never changed. The frequency, that the grief hits has decreased. Irma, you were a pioneer,for women in policing. You entertained us, with your stories of working the squadrol.
Once, we were young, now you are forever young. We miss you and the beauty, you brought to our world.
With Love,
Mary Glynn

Ret. Lt.
Chicago Police Department

September 3, 2011

Hard to believe it has been 22 years since you were taken from us. I'll never forget you from way back in the day in the 8th District. Rest in peace, I will never forget you.

Detective Thomas Downes

September 25, 2010

What a beautiful woman; what a horrible tragedy. Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-second anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 22, 2010

Rest in Peace Sister, keep an eye on us from above as we continue the Watch

Police Officer
Phoenix Police, Brother in Blue

August 30, 2010

I will never forget Irma's warmth as a caring human being. I interviewed her when I was a reporter for the Chicago Daily News in the 1970's. She was a police recruit at the time. Thank God that the offender was killed by Irma's partner. May you rest in peace, Irma.

-- Barry Felcher
Michigan City Indiana


November 9, 2009

Irma was the kindest and most giving police officer, I have ever known. She loved her family and especially loved children. It was ironic, she should die in a school protecting children's lifes. She will never be forgotten. Irma was beautiful. She taught me to enjoy life, she really enjoyed her 40th birthday party, which was her last. R.I.P.-Irma.
Mary Glynn

Retired Lt. Mary Glynn-Johnson
Retired C.P.D. Friend

September 23, 2009

Today, on your 21st EOW Anniversary, I honor, remember and salute your faithful service, sacrifice and Herosim.

Rest easy Sister Ruiz, you'll never be forgotten.


September 22, 2009

Rest easy HERO......we will fight on!.....


May 10, 2009

The family thanks all of you who have left these kind words. My Mother loved children and being a cop. I remember her hugs and the love she had for all kids.
She is missed.

Pete Ruiz Jr.


September 22, 2008

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