Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Irma Fran Lozada

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, September 21, 1984

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Reflections for Police Officer Irma Fran Lozada

God Bless


May 12, 2013

A "No parole" letter has been sent, so your cowardly killer remains locked up and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Billy Russo (Det. Ret.)
Nassau County Police Dept. NY

May 9, 2013

I have long felt that any new Staten Island Ferry Boat (MTA) be named the
"NYC P.O. Irma Lozada" I think the reason ahould be quite obvious.
Carmine Bianco

Spupervisinf Fire Marshal FDNY Retired,
FDNY Lodge 20 Fraternal Order of Police,

March 2, 2013

The street dedication for Police Officer-Irma Lozada on (11/10/12). A tribute to the sacrifice made by a young Police Officer who was not afraid to go the extra yard. "Fran" we all miss you. You are not forgotten.

Det. Tony Flynn
NYC Transit Police & NYPD

November 15, 2012

I knew Fran she was a great person. she wanted to be a "Cop" and was a very good one. I miss her and have prayed for her since the day she was shot. She now rest in Heaven with our Loard.

Lt.Edward King
NYTPD Dist01/NYPD 030pct.&friend

November 14, 2012

Please join the members of Transit District 33 and the family of
Police Officer Irma Lozada on November 10, 2012 at 11:00 am
for the street renaming of Van Sinderen Avenue to
Irma Lozada Way
located in front of Transit District 33
( Fulton Street and Van Sinderen Avenue)

Officer Lozada was the first female officer to be killed in the line of duty in New York City. She was assigned to Transit District 33 and served with the New York City Transit Police Department for four years.

Officer Lozada and her partner were in plainclothes patrolling the L Line when they witnessed a suspect snatch a piece of jewelry. The officers gave chase but were split up. While trying to apprehend the suspect Officer Lozada was fatally shot. Officer Lozada's body was found three hours later in a parking lot. The 19 year-old suspect was later apprehended, convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to 32 1/2 years to life in prison.

It is requested that all members of service appear in full Dress Uniform.
For further information please contact Transit District 33 at (718) 345-6965


October 18, 2012

God Bless Irma, she is an inspiration to many female Police Officers like myself. She will never be forgotten!

PO Michelle Zurita

October 8, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to keep watch on all of us from your platform in the sky.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

September 13, 2012

'Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.'  
-George Orwell 

I didn't forget how they laughed at you when they removed your body from the scene.
Thank you for watching over us when no one else would.

Pfc. Denny Washington #1714 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police

August 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 21, 2010

As 16yrs veteran of the Police Department and a former Transit District 33 police officer. Your Dedication and Bravery have not been forgotten. You will be forever in our hearts and a rememberance to what bravery is. Rest in Peace my Fellow Sister While you watch over us.

Detective Dave Walker
NYPD Fomer District 33 Now NYPD Counterterrorism Division

August 1, 2010

Never forgetting you, tu hermano Pete


March 13, 2010

When I heard of this beautiful officers murder,my heart went out to her and her family.I worked in plain clothes for years in the N.Y.City Transit Police,And I know the dangers.May this Police Officer rest in peace,she will always be missed.God Bless dear sister.

Retired PO Tony Cavello
N.Y.City Transit Police

January 6, 2010

My heart went out to this beautiful Police Officer and her family ,when I heard of her murder.I worked plain clothes for years in the Transit Police Dept.and know the dangers.God rest her soul, you are always missed dear sister.

Retired Police Officer Tony Cavello
N.Y.City Transit Police

January 6, 2010

May you rest in Peace. I worked in Brooklyn North Detectives and I remember the great team of Detectives put together to locate and arrest "The animal". Words can never heal any wounds, but let your family know, You are not forgotten.


September 21, 2009

I did not know this fine Off.Irma Lozada but I knew some of
the officers she served with and I read about the tradgey that took her away from us all. I too have lost brother and
sister officers that I did know. Nothing I can say that has
not already been said. No doubt that Irma was and would have
remained a dedicated and exemplary police officer. I grieve
with all that knew and cared about her. She will never be forgotten. May god bless.

Off.Billy Colton
Rutland City Vermont (former)

July 20, 2009

Officer Lozada,
It's been a minute since I've been to your site. I just wanted to tell you I still haven't forgotten what that monster did to you. I believe he's up for release or will be soon. I'm very sadden that justice in my opinion has not been served. He should have at least spent the rest of his natural life in prison but that's not going to happen. He took you away from your family and last I read, your family has gone down hill since your death, with different illnesses and money problems. Yet he'll be released and can go on with his life as if he never murdered you. There'll be programs for him to re establish himself back in the community and become a part of normal society if he chooses. But you're life was taken for a chain and that's not right. Even though I was a kid when you were taken, I feel some how close to you. I'm so sorry for your death and I hope to meet you one day. GOD BLESS YOU IRMA. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SELFLESS SERVICE.

Pfc. Denton Washington #1714
Prince George's County Police

June 6, 2009

I know about Irma through my father who graduated from the police academy with her. He remembers her as a wonderful person. I'm a writing major at the University of Tampa, and I would like to write Irma's story for my Historical Narrative and Biographies class. If you read this and you would like to contribute to my research, please contact me. Any stories or information would be helpful. I think Irma deserves her story told to anyone who will hear it. My deepest respect and blessings are with her and her family.


February 16, 2009

Officer Lozada, I still remember what that monster did to you. My wife's a police officer as well and I worry about her at times because I remember you and many other officers whose lives were cut short. I have so much respect for you because I know it was difficult at best to be a female officer in the early 80's. Then to be killed over jewelry just doesn't make sense. Thank you for your love and dedication to the citizen's of New York and keep watch over your brothers and sisters in blue down here. MAY GOD BLESS OFFICER IRMA LOZADA NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT POLICE.

Pfc. Denny Washington #1714
Prince George's County Police

January 15, 2009

Officer Lozada, I periodically return to your site and read some of the articles on the day you were killed. I just wanted you to know I haven't forgotten. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO PROTECT AND BLESS YOUR SPIRIT.

Pfc. Denny Washington#1714
Prince George's County Police

August 10, 2008


I remember the day I heard the news that you were taken from us like it was yesterday. And I remember how down and blue I felt. A feeling that came back when I saw your lovely face on this web site. I know you are in a better place, watching over all of us. Rest in peace dear friend!

Trooper I. B. Piñeiro

August 6, 2008

I remember how I felt at the time-a rookie with 2 1/2 yers on and a day after my 27th birthday....just a note that Irma will never be forgotten by me.

Polce Officer,retiired
NYPD,075 pct

May 17, 2008

Officer Lozada your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now sister. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 16, 2008

I was appointed in 1985 and was told of the tragedy, and have always kept you in my heart and in my prayers.

I became a police officer after my father was murdered in the subway system and I thought I would help rid the streets of its crime.

May god bless you and you’re family and like my father, you will be forever in my heart and prayers.

Ret. Detective William Perry
Former NY City Transit Police / NYC Police

May 15, 2008

None of us who came out of the academy in 1982 will ever forget this tragedy. So much was learned from this incident. But it does not make it better. I was in the 20th precinct guarding the funeral home on 72nd and Columbus on the day of Irma's wake. Is was a sad raining day that I will never forget.


Police Officer Michael Reingold
NYPD (former)

March 21, 2008

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