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

You are a true hero you will never be forgotten

D. Gonzalez Investigations Section
Federal Bureau of Prisons

March 20, 2008

we attended the academy together and you will never be forgotten

p.o. pat barr ex transit p.o.
police academy classmate

February 9, 2008

Officer Lozada,
I've been to your site and read your bio on several occaisions and it's still difficult to find comforting words to say, so I will say this; HERO, HERO, HERO! I'm reading your bio 23yrs later and I find myself angry. On September 21, 1984 the city of New York lost a HERO. You gave your precious life to help clean the city that you loved. A MONSTER decided you would die over a piece of worthless jewelry. Officer Lozada, one day I will meet you and give you a big hug! To the citizens of New York, there's now one less HERO that will put their life on the line for your precious property. To the selfish citizens that cheered at the crime scene when this HERO's body was being removed 23yrs ago, SHAME ON YOU!! SHAME ON YOU!!
May the Lord keep Officer Lozada(New York City Transit Police) safe from all MONSTER.
REST NOW BIG SISTER, I got your watch.

Pfc. Denny Washington#1714
Prince George's County Police(Maryland)/
former Maryland State Trooper

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

January 27, 2008

I remember the day Irma was callously murdered. When I think of her, all I can see is a poor dedicated woman dying alone in a parking lot. Although I never knew her, somehow her senseless killing still cuts through me, unrelenting with the passage of time. Rest in Peace.

Brian O'Loughlin
Retired Airline Pilot

October 14, 2007

Officer Lozada,
I never met you but am deeply moved by the story of your life and sacrifice. An etched memorial card with your name is on my desk at work. It will never be a mere object, but a small tribute to a remarkably brave Police Officer. Thank you for giving all to make us safe...may we never forget. Rest in peace.

Investigator R. Cordero

August 27, 2007

I met a lot of PO's during my career and am sorry I never got a chance to meet you on a professional level. I feel certain we will meet one day in Heaven. Until then continue to "walk the beat on the Golden Street" and look over all of your brother & sister Officers on earth. Thank you for your bravery, dedication, and sacrifice. You will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero.

DET SGT, Retired

July 10, 2007

I remember meeting Fran in the Intellegence Section years ago. A young officer with great knowledge. I will never forget being notified of her death and being dispatched to the crime scene. It always hurts, and so much more when your friend has been lost. Not lost, just taken home.
We'll all make it home some day.

Ret. Detective Graham Weatherspoon
New York City Transit Police Department

July 2, 2007

PO Lozada, I read about you when I was just an NYPD auxiliary recruit in the 115 in a book called "Cops" by Mark Baker. I have kept your sacrifice, along with the sacrifice of all other officers, in my heart throughout my law enforcement career, which include 3 years as an auxiliary cop and 1 year as a Texas cop. You're never forgotten.

PO Fox Luu
Haltom City Police Department - Haltom City, Texas

May 18, 2007

i will never forget as long as i live i was in the nypd acadamy in september of 1984 when the instucters stopped the gym class and informed us that the first female officer in thr history of the nycpd was killed in the line of duty on that night. I could still remember the utter silence in that gym class. i was in the class of 84-72 nypd. Irma i never met you but as i was to find out you were a insperation to the citizens of ny and the country. Just a thought i wanted to share about that tragic night in september of 1984 how time flys.

john mcguire
former nypd and currently nj police officer

June 21, 2006



April 28, 2006

Playing hide and seek throughout the old Pan American Super Market in Mayaguez during those hot summers in the 70s will never be forgotten, little cousin. We still love you and miss you.

Wilhelm Figueroa Lozada
NYPD Photo Unit

March 23, 2006

I was in my last year of high school and can clearly remember this awful episode, You were only 25 years old and helping the people of New York and this great country only to be cut short by some low life. Its a damn shame to lose such great and honorable people such as yourself and all of the other Law Enforcement officers of this world. You will be in my heart and prayers. God Bless you and your family.

CO. Michael Sheehan
Westchester County NY Dept Of Correction

October 11, 2005


Rest well, you are still missed by us all!


Det Billy Cox (retired)

September 19, 2005


In the whisper of the wind,
I felt God embrace me.
As the voice of a loved one,
I heard God speak to me
Looking in a mirror
I saw God smile at me.
One moment and I knew
That God and I were one.

February 26, 2005

rest in police heven

November 14, 2003

On 09/21/84 I was a Probationary Police Officer being trained at the NYPD Academy on 20th street in NYC. We were in the gym doing some drills and we were suddenly told to take a seat. The instructor, Officer Washington of the Housing Authority Police Department advised us that Officer Lozada had been killed. There was total silence. I will never forget that moment. Though I never knew Officer Lozada, her death had a great impact on me. The following day, Officer Lozada's photo (same as on this web-site) was on the front page of the Daily News. That evening I saw a news clip which showed people actually cheering as Officer Lozada's body was being removed from the scene! I could not believe how cruel these people were! It is now over 18 years later and I still remember this tragedy.

She died so bravely, yet so viciously at the hands of a brutal murderer. Officer Lozada sacrificed her life for a community that did not appreciate her sacrifice.

Rest in peace, in a special place Officer Lozada. God bless you and your family.


Trooper Andrew Canepa
Pennsylvania State Police

Or "Fran" as you were known by those close to you . We graduated together in 1982. I remember being told to look around during class at the academy because some of us would not be here in twenty years to retire, after making the ultimate sacrifice. I guess we never expect it to be us. I was working 42nd Street and 8th Avenue in New York City the day I found out the bad news. I felt numb. "Dress right dress - cover down" was shouted as thousands of your fellow brothers and sisters came to pay their respects that day. I was the lucky one. I survived. My scars aren't visible. I left the Transit Police after four years and joined the New York State Police. I eventually wound up back in NYC with the DEA Task Force. Every morning I would jog down to the marina, located in the shadow of the World Trade Center, and tap the granite wall, before turning north again back to the office. The granite wall contained the names of all those who served in the NY Transit PD, NY Housing PD and NYPD who never made it home. Your name is proudly displayed there in a picturesque and serene setting. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are close by. Following the (2nd) attack on the World Trade Center many weary rescue workers rested in the shadow of your memorial, while wiping the grime off their faces, after having searched for other fallen heroes. The city is resiliant. We always knew it's brilliance would shine forever. I just never thought we would lose a shining star like you in the prime of her life. I just never thought... rest in peace my fallen angel. The men and women of District One will never forget.

Investigator James M. Duffy - Retired
New York State Police

Although I have been on the job in Jersey for over eight years, I can still remember hearing of your death on the news when I was 16 years old. The New York newscaster Gabe Pressman was covering the story of your death and the funeral. He finished his newscast with these words: "Where have you gone, Oh Drummer Girl? Off to march in the Army of God. Off to March in the Army of God."

I am paying the price for our nation's freedom now. Thank you for paying the price then.


It has been almost 18 years since you were taken from us in such a brutal fashion.I look back with fond memories of the the "Class of March 15,1982". Your "SPIRIT" lives on each and every day in all of us who continue to do "THE JOB". You and all those who have made the supreme sacrifice will not be forgotten.God Bless You!

Senior Court Officer James T.Carr
New York State Courts

Your memory will always be carried on with the dignity and respect for their is no greater love than to sacrifice one's life for your fellow brothers and sisters. The members of the NYC Transit Police Memorial Lodge #317 are proud and honored to call you one of our own.

Sgt. Michael Fanning

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