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Police Officer Myron James Massey | Fairfield Police Department, Alabama Fairfield Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Myron James Massey

Fairfield Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, August 9, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: One committed suicide

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Police Officer Myron Massey was shot and killed during a traffic stop near I-20 of a car suspected of being used in an armed robbery and shooting the night before.

During the stop one of the two men inside opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Massey. Both suspects were apprehended. One of the suspects was sentenced to life and other was sent to a juvenile detention facility, that he later escaped from. After his escape he was recaptured and sent to the Jefferson Correctional Facility, where he murdered Alabama Department of Corrections Officer William Donaldson on January 12th, 1990, when Officer Donaldson entered a segregation unit to dispense medicine.

That suspect later committed suicide.

Officer Massey had served with the agency for five years.

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Correctional Officer William E. Donaldson
Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama
End of Watch: Friday, January 12, 1990
Cause: Stabbed

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Alabama Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is thinking of this fine officer this month. Hugs to his family.

Cindy Warren
Survivor Mom of Ofc David Curtis
August 3, 2015


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