Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 294
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Released in 1992
Police Officer Myron Parker was stuck and killed by a vehicle operated by an intoxicated driver after stopping to assist at an accident scene while off-duty.
Officer Parker was off-duty and driving in his personal car on the Major Deegan Expressway, near Yankee Stadium, with his brother in the passenger seat when they observed a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver strike a vehicle. Officer Parker stopped his vehicle and observed that the driver was intoxicated. He attempted to remove the keys from the suspect's vehicle, when the suspect attempted to flee in his vehicle. When the suspect accelerated, Officer Parker was dragged b the suspect car and then crushed against the center divider of the highway. As the suspect continued to speed up, Officer Parker was thrown over the center divider and stuck by another vehicle.
Officer Parker's brother pursued the suspect and was able to apprehended him after a one mile chase. Officer Parker was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
The suspect was later convicted of Reckless Endangerment and sentenced to seven years in prison. He was released from prison in 1992.
Officer Parker had served with the New York City Police Department for five years and was assigned to the Bronx Narcotics Unit.