Chief James Craig of the Detroit Police Department in Michigan sadly reports the death of Officer Myron Jarrett.

Officer Jarrett, 40, and his partner were assisting other officers on a traffic stop on the west side of Detroit. Following their assist to the other officers, Officer Jarrett returned to his patrol unit as did his partner.

Officer Jarrett was getting inside the driver’s seat of his patrol vehicle when a van traveling at a high rate of speed, struck him and his patrol vehicle as well as several other vehicles. The suspect driver then fled the scene on foot. The suspect vehicle driver was located and arrested several hours later.

Officer Jarrett served the Detroit Police Department for eight years and was assigned to the twelfth precinct. He is survived by his wife and their four children, one of them has special needs.

Officer Myron Jarrett-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Friday, October 28, 2016

Graphic done by Rose Borisow GraFX

Additional details can be found here:

https://www.odmp.org/officer/23003-police-officer-myron-jarrett

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/detroit-officer-killed-in-crash-identified-as-40-year-old-myron-jerrett

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/214411852-story

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2016/10/29/man-arrested-detroit-police-officers-hit-and-run-death/92944344/