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Detective Myron Parker

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 20, 1987

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Reflections for Detective Myron Parker

I was one the investigating officers on scene. I actually found his police shield which was thrown hundred or so feet from where he was struck. The perp was initially saying he didn’t have police ID , killed on line off duty RIP Dt myron Parker

Rick Diubela
NYPD Highway patrol

August 24, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Parker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 23, 2021

Your selfless and courageous actions that day surely prevented civilian injuries and death and you are undoubtedly a true hero for that. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 20, 2020

Officer Parker,
On today, the 32nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 20, 2019

That was a bad day for N.Y.C. I remember the call over the radio...but already you were on your way to a better place, to watch over your loving family, friends, and us. May you continue to rest in peace my brother. May your family always be blessed, and know that you were not taken away from them in vain, but as a true hero that made a difference.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 20, 2017

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

My uncle I miss you so much words can't express how much I do. I hope you are proud of me as much as I am of you. Hope you see your sister up there in heaven because she missed you a lot too. Love you with all my heart, wish we had more memories, but I do cherish the ones I have of us. Love you uncle

crystal thomas
#1 niece

May 5, 2014

You were always a great guy and you are in my thoughts and prayers...I often wonder what might have been....Bless you and your family.

Howard B. Burton
Hampton University
Class of 1984

Howard B. Burton
Friend from college

August 10, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 20, 2010



March 29, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Parker and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

August 10, 2009

As Cousin Myron would say 'we are blood' and you my dear Cousin will never be forgotten. You were and still are my hero.

Karen Summers
1st Cousin

March 31, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 2, 2008

Officer Parker,
Today is the 20th. anniversary since you were called home. You will never be forgotten, nor will your courage to serve in the NYPD. You made a difference. Thank you.

Pennsylvania citizen

August 20, 2007

Thank you all for maintaining this website. Myron was my cousin and I miss him dearly. My fond memories of Myron and his wonderful smile and demeanor will always be with me. We played together as children. My memories of him are frozen in time now, so a part of him will always be with me. I hope that the drunk driver has learned from his mistakes and speaks to others about choices and their impact on themselves and others.

Khadija Cabey

March 10, 2007

I truly miss my cousin Myron. we come from a close nit family and we all grew up togther. Mryon was more than just a cousin he was a brother and a friend.

he was taken away so suddenly and so harshly that the shock and the pain still remains after sll these years.

a peice of him is gone but a part of him still remains with me and always will.

your safe now cousin in the comfort of our lord, in the kingdom of his glory in the presence of God and with you are the family that has gone on. who have joined you. Until such a time detimined by God that we shall meet again. you are forever in my heart.

I love you more but God loved you best.


Neurema Summers
1st Cousin

February 20, 2007

Myron, it's been over 23 years since we were in the Academy together, since we shared some laughs and smiles in my backyard celebrating our graduation. It's nice to know that you will be there on post to greet me on my arrival to the "big precinct"

PO Paul Newman (ret)

September 20, 2005

Just wanted to say Mryon you have always been in my thoughts. We use to work together in the 94 Pct. You were always a hard worker and always had my back on calls. RIP

Ret. P.O. Dennis Gavin
New York City Police Department

April 13, 2005

Just wanted to say hello to you Myron, and let you know that you are always in our minds and hearts. Everytime i see or hear news about the NYPD i always think of you and how proud you were to be a New York City Cop. I often wonder what life you be like if you were still here. I was a boy when you knew me but i've become a man now and many things i do to this day i think thats what Myron would have done and i just smile. My family talks about you all the time. It wasn't to long ago that we came across some pictures of you and my sister in Bermuda. I justed wanted to say a little hello to a man that i admired and show you that you will never be forgotten.

Ofc. R.L. Roberts III
Charlotte Mecklenburg P.D. (NC)

September 12, 2003

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