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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

Rest in peace Officer Ruiz


September 22, 2008

Two decades have passed an you have not been forgotten. I know those that love and are close to you think of you every day. You are a true hero.

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

September 22, 2008

On the 20th anniversary of Officer Ruiz’s death, we honored her service during roll call by reading her entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job.

Officer Ruiz may be gone, but is not forgotten.

Sergeant Jeffrey W. Timmons
First Responder Unit
United States Capitol Police
Washington, D.C.


September 22, 2008

Hero! Thank you your years of service and dedication to your community. May you rest in peace, BLUE ANGEL! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

July 14, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice, you are not forgotten


February 2, 2008

You are not forgotten......

Cornelius Police, NC

October 26, 2007

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 17, 2007

May God- Bless you. Because of you many now live. On this day when many have died because of humans like the one who killed you. May you rest in peace. Wisper into God's ear to let him know that we need help here on earth to stop the madness that exist out there. May these tragedies change policies and people out in the community enough to cause some type of positive change to prevent this from happening in the future.

loura bahena

April 17, 2007

My father dated Irma for a time and during my childhood years I grew close to hear. The shoot coincides with my birthday and there is not a year that goes by that I don't think of you and the love you showed.


April 16, 2007

Your smile and humor were only two of your wonderful traits. You were a joy to work with.

Sergeant James Eldridge
C.P.D. Friend

December 14, 2006

I met someone who reminded me of another person with a great smile and friendly manner. I hired her without knowing why and then as I worked with her I remembered she reminded me of you! You'll never be forgotten my friend may your contributions in life always be remembered.

Sgt. Kim A. Castro (Ret.)
Illinois State Police

November 20, 2005

You are a true hero to us all for your brave actions on September 22, 1988. May God bless you and your family always.

St. Louis City Police

September 22, 2005

Rest In peacs, your sacrifice shall not be forgotten

Police Officer
Chicago Police

May 2, 2005



March 10, 2005

You are remembered Officer Ruiz. We have lost another Hero from Chicago Police Department on 8-8-04. You are all precious and are respected.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

August 10, 2004

Remembering you on the anniversary of your death. May God comfort
all those who are still grieving your passing. Life is difficult at times
and the Lord Jesus wants to help carry our burdens. He gives us many
beautiful promises in His Word to help us through our valleys. I pray you
will feel His presence and know His peace. God bless!

Lynn Kole
Washington State

September 22, 2003

Rest in Peace are not forgotten


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