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MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOSES A DEAR FRIEND WHO GAVE HIS LIFE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT

Retired Montgomery County Lt. J.C. Myrick passed away at his home in Conroe Friday. Myrick, he was 88, Myrick, Louisana born began working as an early teen. He then left for a military stint during the Korean War. In the early 50’s he moved to West Texas where his brother was a police officer. He applied for a job at Midland Police Department where he was assigned to the fingerprint and identification unit. He left Midland Police to go to truck driving but not long after he took a job as a police officer just down the road from Midland in Stanton, Texas where he became Chief. He and his wife and children then moved to Montgomery where he went back to driving a truck. His heart was in law enforcement and in 1968 he was certified as a Police Officer and became a Reserve Deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Gene Reaves. He continued working as a truck driver but worked unpaid as a Reserve Officer. Part of that time he was assigned to Lake Conroe Lake Patrol which back then was handled by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. In 1988 he retired from truck driving and went to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office full time. He became a Lt. in the Jail Division until he retired 3 years ago at the age of 85.

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