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Fundraiser set up as family, friends, remember MSP motor carrier officer
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A week to the day after a single car crash near Decatur, a Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Officer has passed away.
Officer Dennis Myers was removed from life support late Monday night, after suffering serious head injuries in a crash on County Road 352 and Delta Drive last Monday, around 11:00 p.m.
Michigan State Police say Myers was off-duty, in his own car, when he ran off the road, over-corrected, then flipped his car and hit a tree stump.
While the cause of the crash is still being investigated, loved ones are stopping to remember a man that touched so many in Van Buren County.
Officer Myers started his career back in 2001, and moved to the Paw Paw post in 2007.
He was named Officer of the Year back in 2010, an award given to a State Police officer for involvement at work and in the community.
Friends close to Myers say he's a family man, who leaves behind a wife and two sons.
He was known for his sense of humor and easy-going attitude.
All agree that it won't be the same without him, but they say the silver lining in the tragedy is that Meyer was an organ donor, and was able to save other lives with the loss of his own.
"Knowing Dennis and getting to know his family through this tragedy, they just wanted to do what's best for everyone," said First Lieutenant Dale Hinz, the Paw Paw Post Commander. "Selfless is the word that comes to mind."
A donation site has been set up by Myers' family, who is working to raise money for funeral expenses and school supplies for his sons.
To check it out, click here.