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Police identify Memphis officer killed in crash near precinct

‘Our hearts are heavy’
Updated: Mar. 9, 2021 at 1:47 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - An off-duty Memphis police officer was killed during a crash Monday night.

Police say the crash happened around 10:15 p.m.

Investigators say the officer, now identified as 31-year-old Nicholas Blow, was driving out of the Raines Station parking lot when he was hit by another vehicle.

Memphis Officer Nicholas Blow, 31, died Monday, March 8, 2021 in a crash as he was leaving the...
Memphis Officer Nicholas Blow, 31, died Monday, March 8, 2021 in a crash as he was leaving the police precinct.(MPD)

Blow went to the hospital in critical condition but died from his injuries.

MPD said the driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition and remains there Tuesday afternoon.

Police have not filed charges at this time.

According to the Memphis Police Department, Blow joined MPD in October 2018. He was an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Army and the father of a 2-month-old baby.

“Our hearts are heavy, and we pray for Officer Blow’s family throughout this difficult time,” reads a statement from the department.

“My thoughts and prayers today are for the family of Officer Nicholas Blow,” reads a statement from Mayor Jim Strickland. “My heart breaks for a family who lost their son, a woman who lost her partner, and especially for his two-month baby girl who will never get the chance to know her father.”

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