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What ‘A blow to every cop’ as shooter who killed first female NYPD officer in 1980s is paroled

Officer Irma "Fran" Lozada was shot twice in the head in 1984 by Darryl Jeter.
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Officer Irma “Fran” Lozada was shot twice in the head in 1984 by Darryl Jeter.
Kevin Cohen/New York Post Archives /(c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images

The killer who slayed the first female NYPD officer in the line of duty was silently set free on parole earlier this month – an indignation that is

“a blow to every cop,”

the city’s hugest police union declared Sunday.

Cop-killer Darryl Jeter shot Officer Irma

“Fran”

Lozada, 25, twice in the head in 1984 after she and her partner chased him for stealing a straphanger’s chain on the L subway line in Brooklyn.

Jeter was on parole on a robbery charge at the time he killed Lozada as she caught up with him alone following being separated from her partner. Her body was retrieved hours later in midst of the tall weeds and garbage in a vacant local lot, the Police Benevolent Association said in a statement.

Lozada was with the New York City Transit Police, which later join forces with the NYPD.

“Police Officer Lozada’s sacrifice was a testament to the courage she shared with all New York City police officers, regardless of gender, race or creed,”

PBA President Patrick Lynch said.

“The release of her killer is a blow to every cop who puts her life on the line to stop criminals from preying on innocent New Yorkers. We continue to urge Governor Hochul and the State Legislature to fix our broken parole system before another hero’s sacrifice is dishonored.”

“Police Officer Lozada’s sacrifice was a testament to the courage she shared,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said.
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Darryl Jeter was on parole on a robbery charge at the time he killed Officer Irma Lozado, whose body was found amid the tall weeds and garbage in a vacant lot. David Handschuh/New York Post Archives /(c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images

Jeter was declared guilty of second-degree murder and given a sentence of 32 and 1/2 years to life behind bars. He was convicted before the enactment of PBA-backed legislation that made life without parole the top sentencing option for cop-killers, the union said.

Jeter had served a little above 36 years of his sentence before he was released Dec. 7, as stated by state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision records.

NYPD    PAROLE     SHOOTINGS        12/19/21

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