Memphis police officer laid to rest after being killed by alleged drunk driver

Memphis, Tenn. — A Memphis police officer was laid to rest Saturday, providing a somber event at a Frayser church that was attended by his mother, his father, his two-month-old daughter, and his fiancé.

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The casket of officer Nicholas Blow was loaded into a hearse, adorned by a United States flag, and carried by pallbearers—some of whom included officers from the Raine’s police precinct, where Blow served as an officer.

Blow was killed March 8 when he was leaving work and was hit by an alleged drunk driver. Robert Jackson, 54, has been charged in Blow’s killing. Police said Jackson’s blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit at the time of the crash.

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Jackson is now charged with aggravated vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, driving without a valid license and reckless driving.

Thursday, a ‘Sea of Blue’ ceremony was held, honoring officer Blow’s life and service.

Edward Cash//Deacon, Promise Land Church

“He was a nice, young Christian man,” said Edward Cash, a deacon at Promise Land Baptist Church in Frayser, where the funeral service was held. “(Blow) was raised in a Christian family. It’s a great loss because he was a police officer. He achieved a lot in his 31 years.”

Blow’s family set up a GFfundMe page. If you would like to help, click here.