Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Myron James Massey

Fairfield Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, August 9, 1985

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Reflections for Police Officer Myron James Massey

Rest in peace Officer Massey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 12, 2021

God bless you

Nick mottoka

August 9, 2020

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

James was my partner and the best man at my wedding. We served together with the Warrior Alabama Police Department as patrolmen.

He was a gentle giant of a man who always had my back and I shall always remember him.

Major D. J. Forrester
USAR (Ret)

February 18, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace for all those that love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 4, 2013

Myron was a great police officer, a good friend and a good man. I was an E. M. T. on the ambulance assigned to Fairfield and I remember well how Myron showed up on our calls and helped us help the ill and injured in any way that he could. He would also come by our station and get to know us. I responded to the call the night that Myron was shot and drove the ambulance that transported him to the hospital where he died in the E. R. After 26 years I still feel guilty that we could not do enough to save him. He was one of the finest men that I ever knew.

Paramedic Larry Burnette
Hank's Ambulance (1984-85)

December 8, 2011

Dear Officer Myron Massey, Thank you so much for doing a job that very few people can or will do. You put your life on the line everyday just by leaving your home. You did make the ultimate sacrifice on August 9,1985. You will never be forgotten.
To your family I know the heartbreak and pain that you still feel today. I will not say that time heals all pain and sorrow. I know personally, for you see,the person that took your loved one also took mine. Pray for our family as we will continue to pray for yours. God Bless All Of You.

Terrie Donaldson Darnell

January 14, 2010

I wish I had my own memories to reflect upon on this the 24th anniverasry of the day you were taken from me, but all that I know comes from others. I understand that you had to go, but selfishly I wanted you to stay with me.

I love you and have missed you so much
Your Daughter


August 10, 2009

Officer Massey, you are remembered on this day. Thank you for the service you gave and the sacrifice you made for the citizens of our state.

Huntsville, Alabama

November 18, 2008

i was at home about 2 years ago and i notice i was on myron massey blvd, then that horrible day came back to me, it was one day before my 18th birthday i had just joined the navy and was shipping out in feb 1986 all i can think about was getting out starting my career in the navy... but those two kids who did this i knew both of them and they were rotten to the core... i just pray your family have some peace through this ordeal because your not forgotten in my mind...

derrick e mckinney
united states navy retired

September 2, 2007

"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

July 11, 2007

officer Massey , i never had the honor of meeting you , but i know you , you are my brother . the one who would have laid down your life for me... the one who did lay down his life for me . i was in my junior year of college , and passed through fairfield many times . thank you my brother , never knew years later i would share the thin blue with you . you'll be glad to know fairfield has a street named myron massey blvd. little honor for a man who died protecting... thank you again for protecting me . i've been an officer now for 21 years and i honor your sacrifice . rest , dear brother , rest ...

officer val pickens
b'ham p.d./b'ham,al

May 3, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Massey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2006

I was 15 years old when Cpl. Massey lost his life in the line of duty. At the time, my Dad was mayor of Fairfield. I will never forget being awakened in the middle of the night by the first ring of the telephone, and my Dad receiving that phone call. Though I was still a boy, I considered Cpl. Massey my friend. He and other Fairfield Police Officers were a very large influence in my life; because of them I knew my career path by the time I was in 5th grade. I rode inside the National Guard helicopter with my Dad during the manhunt for the suspects, and followed their stories until a few years ago when the one who actually shot Myron committed suicide in prison. His memory has carried with me my entire life, through all my training in both military and civilian law enforcement.

My friend, as long as I draw breath you will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Officer Frankie Canant
Vance Police Department

May 21, 2005

I had the honor to serve with Myron James Massey as a follow officer with the Warrior Police Department during 1980 and 1981. James was my friend and partner. He was a hugh bear of a man with a laugh that would fill any room.
He was always willing to cover a shift and do whatever it took to accomplish the mission. In the Marine Corps we had an expression that an old Gunner of mine told me was the highest complement one Marine could give another: "You'll do." Though James never served in the Marines he deserves this honor. Thank you


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