MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The family of the Memphis police officer killed in a crash has been identified by his family.
MPD officer Nicholas Blow, 31, leaves behind a 2-month-old baby, his father told FOX13.
Police said the officer was leaving the Raines Precinct just before 10 p.m. when he was hit by another driver.
Both the officer and the other driver were rushed to the hospital.
Blow’s family said he was always destined for a life of service.
He was hired by MPD in October 2018 and was an 8-year veteran of the U.S. Army.
His death leaves a hole in their family.
“All he wanted to do was provide for his family and protect the city that we grew up in,” said Nicole Blow, the officer’s sister.
Nicole and Nicholas’ father, Earl Blow, spoke about the pain of the past day. It’s been just hours since the 31-year-old was killed after leaving work just around 10 p.m. last night at the Raines police precinct in Whitehaven.
Of Blow’s daughter, who will grow up without her father, Nicole said, “he was a great dad.”
“His daughter was his whole world and he loved her,” Nicole said. “He loved our relationship and he just knew me and her were going to be close.”
“He will be sorely missed,” said Earl.
The heartbroken father continued on saying, “You were a great man, but you were, even more, a fantastic, brother; the best God could have put on this Earth.”
The driver that hit Blow was also taken to the hospital and was expected to survive their injuries.
No charges have been filed.
“I just want the world to know how good he was and that he was truly a great man,” said Nicole.
Funeral arrangements for Blow have been made.
Visitation for Blow will be held Friday, March 19 at R S Lewis Funeral Home on Walnut Grove between 4-6 p.m.
The funeral for Blow will take place the next day, Saturday, March 20, at Promise Land Church on Overton Crossing at 11 a.m.
You can donate to Blow’s memorial fund by donating here at a GoFundMe link set up for the family.
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