We wish to thank, Bay News 9, WFLA News 8, TBO.com News, Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times for the manner in which they covered this sad event. The compassion, respect and sensitivity shown was appreciated by many. The extensive coverage allowed us to share with all who were honoring our fallen hero and this was of a great comfort.
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Five Thousand Bid Farwell to One of Tampa's and the GLBT Community Finest.
Stand-Off Lasted For Two Hours After Lois Was Shot, Ended With Coward Suspect Killing Himself.
Officer Lois M. Marrero
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Tampa Detective Mickie Washburn [surrounded ] By Fellow TPD Members of TPD Police. Dear Mickie, You are in Our Thoughts, Our Hearts and Our Prayers
Tampa Bays Gay Community, Citizens of the City of Tampa and Members of Tampa Police Department. All Share With Mickie, Lois' Beloved Partner, In Her Tragic Loss. We Pray God Will Watch Over Dear Lois, Keep Her Safe and Close By His Side.
Many participants in Tampa Pridefest 2001, visited the Memorial for slain police officers outside Tampa P.D. to pay their respects to Lois. Her death had brought a special meaning to this years Tampa Pridefest. All felt much sadness and a great loss. Lois dedicated 19 years protecting our community and made a positive difference in so many lives. As we witnessed Lois being honored and praised for for the special person she was to so many. It instilled feelings of such pride, that Lois was recognized for her dedication to the City of Tampa, the Police Department and for her committed relationship she shared with her beloved partner Mickie.
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TBC Thanks BayNews9 for posting link to Lois M. Marrero's Tribute & Memorial.
Master Police Officer Lois Marrerro, 40 years old and 19 year veteran of the department, was gunned down by a fleeing bank robbery suspect. Officer Marrero was on foot checking an apartment complex for the suspect when he opened fire. Three bullets struck Officer Marrero, mortally wounding her. Other officers arrived moments later and the suspect barricaded himself inside an apartment. Subsequently, the suspect took his own life rather than face justice.
Officer Marrero was first female Police Officer killed in the line of duty
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Paula Gutierrez Fuilty 1st Degree Murder TBC's Comprehensive Trial"tCoverage"
TBC Thanks the Advocate for posting link to Lois M. Marrero's Tribute & Memorial.
Memorial Poem George Hahn, Los Angeles Police Department, Retired
City of Tampa Police Department Home Page [Click Here]
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund [Click Here]
Tampa PD Honor Guard (Click Photo For Enlarged Image)
Roll Call Of Honor For Those Lost In The Line of Duty
To Read More About Officers Who Gave Their Lives In Line Of Duty [Click Here]
Officer John (Jack) McCormick September 26, 1895
Captain Samuel J. Carter June 2, 1905
Marshal Joseph Walker September 15, 1915
Officer James Ronco May 27, 1916
Patrolman Juan Nales July 18, 1920
Officer Henry R. Lett September 24, 1922
Detective Thomas M. Chevis April 7, 1938
Officer Bryan A. Reese August 29, 1935
Detective Joe Nance October 1, 1939
Vice Chief Arthur L. Berry January 31, 1941
Detective Lester H. Henley April 11, 1941
Officer Richard S. Booth November 28, 1943
Officer Morris D. Lopez July 9, 1949
Officer Carl F. Chastain February 12, 1958
Officer Rolla L. Standau November 29, 1963
Officer William D. Krikava January 1, 1965
Corporal John R. Collier December 5, 1970
Detective Kenneth D. Berlin, Jr. September 27, 1975
Sergeant Richard Lee Cloud October 23, 1975
Officer Anthony W. Williams November 3, 1975
Detective Gerald A. Rauft July 24, 1981
Sergeant Gary S. Pricher November 4, 1983
Officer Porfirio Soto, Jr. December 30, 1988
Officer Norris Epps, Jr. January 18, 1995
Detective Randy Bell & Detective Ricky Childers May 19, 1998
Master Police Officer Lois Marrero July 6, 2001
Detective Juan Serrano February 25, 2006
Corporal Michael Roberts August 19, 2009
Officer David Curtis & Officer Jeffery Kocab June 29, 2010
Slain Officer's Partner Denied Spousal Benefits.
Mickie Mashburn, Lois' Life Partner, Denied Spousal Benefits.
Special Account (Created 2001) for Donation for Mickie Mashburn:
Please make checks payable to "Mickie Mashburn" and mail to:
Northern Trust Bank
100 2nd Ave S.
St. Petersburg Fl 33701
ATTN: Tim Brunelle
Tampa Bay Coalition does not wish to turn our Tribute and Memorial to
Lois M. Marrero and Her Life Partner Mickie Mashburn, into any platform that would not show the proper respect that they both deserve. A section was created for posting the News Articles and Related Items, on Mickie Mashburn's struggle to receive, her life partners survivors benefits and the murder trial of Paula Gutierrez, Nester DeJesus's accompliace.