Police remember officer killed in drunk driver crash

The officer was killed on his way home from work by an alleged drunk driver


By PoliceOne Staff

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Officers who worked with a fallen lieutenant are remembering him fondly, several days after he was killed on his way home from work. 

Lt. Myron Fair was killed by an alleged drunk driver last Thursday when the driver crashed into Fair, WMC reports.

Fair, a 25-year veteran, is being remembered for his good nature and sense of humor. 

“This is a tough time for the Memphis Police Department,” said MPD Director Mike Rallings.

 

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The past few days have been hard for the department but many are thinking about the good times and memories with Fair to keep their spirits up.

“He was the type of person to show up and light up a room,” longtime friend and colleague Lt. Col. Kathleen Lanier said. "He was a good investigator, we loved solving robbery cases, we would go out on investigations together and that was the start of my friendship with Myron Fair.”

Fair and Lanier worked together as sergeants in a robbery bureau more than 20 years ago.

Lanier said there has been outpouring support from the community.

“I have received numerous emails phone calls, texts,” Lanier said. “We’ve had the clergy who are closely associated with the Memphis Police Department... they have stopped by to pray with us. The outpouring has been beautiful.”

For now, there aren’t any plans to create a memorial for Fair, but Lanier hopes to the department can discuss ways to honor him, especially drawing attention to the dangers of drinking and driving.

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