As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
January 23, 2006
TX:. Memorial today for state trooper killed in fiery wreck
Officer Down: Matthew Dewayne Myrick - [Hereford, Texas]
Additional Info: Trooper Matthew Dewayne Myrick had been with the Texas Department of Public Safety for 2 years. He leaves behind his wife and four children.
Cause of Death: Trooper Myrick was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a accident call.
Date of Incident: January 20, 2006
TX. -- A memorial is scheduled for today in Hereford for a 36-year-old state trooper killed in a fiery crash in the Texas Panhandle.
The memorial for Trooper Matthew Dewayne Myrick of Hereford will be this afternoon at the Church of the Nazarene in Hereford, with burial in Clovis, New Mexico.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says Myrick was killed after losing control of his vehicle while en route to another accident south of Hereford. After crossing an intersection, his vehicle went off the road and into a ditch where it hit a concrete culvert and burst into flames.
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