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Police Officer Myron Parker | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Myron Parker

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, August 20, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 294

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Released in 1992

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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.

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It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a 1987 New York Post Article about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit
February 5, 2016

 

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