Police Officer Myron Anthony Jarrett

Police Officer Myron Anthony Jarrett

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, October 28, 2016

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Myron Anthony Jarrett

Police Officer Myron Jarrett was struck and killed at approximately 10:30 pm by a hit-and-run driver while assisting other officers during a traffic stop near the intersection of Puritan Avenue and Monica Street.

Officer Jarrett was standing outside of one of the other officers' patrol cars when a van traveling at a high rate of speed struck him. The impact threw him approximately 40 feet and he landed underneath his patrol car. The vehicle that struck him stopped a short distance away and the male driver and a female passenger both fled on foot. The driver was arrested at a bus stop several hours later.

The other officers transported him to Sinai Grace Hospital in his patrol car but he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Jarrett had served with the Detroit Police Department and was assigned to the 12th Precinct. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 4538

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender In custody

hit and run, traffic stop

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In late 2016 I was in my application process when officer Jarrett was killed, the night of my second ride along the officers were getting together to celebrate the memory of officer Jarrett, and I thought to myself this is a great opportunity to pick up on a career where a great one has left off.

SPO Woods

May 13, 2024

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