DETROIT — The mother of a Detroit police officer killed in a hit-and-run crash says she’s grateful for a memorial marker that honors his life.

Colette Jarrett attended Friday’s marker dedication and thanked officers “for not forgetting” her son, Myron Jarrett.

The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2jsstxk ) the marker was placed atop a street sign in Detroit’s Fitzgerald Neighborhood, where Myron Jarrett was assigned.

The 40-year-old patrolman was assisting a traffic accident investigation when he was struck and killed Oct. 28 by an allegedly intoxicated driver.

Jarrett served with the Detroit Police Department for eight years.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Police Chief James Craig attended Friday’s dedication. Craig says the department hopes to eventually replace the marker with a permanent memorial street sign.