Brother Myers, a member of BLET Division 204 (Linton, Ind.), was killed in the line of duty on September 10, 2008. An employee of the Indiana Rail Road, Brother Myers was working on the ground as part of a two-person train crew when a tanker derailed at low speeds while servicing the Tangent Rail Products facility in Terre Haute, Ind.
Brother Myers, 42, joined the BLET on January 1, 1998, and had hired out with the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1992. He began working for the Indiana Rail Road in 2006. Survivors include his son, Kevin Myers and wife Misty; daughter Whitney Myers; granddaughter, Peyton Myers; his father, Gary Myers; grandmother, Frances Martin; sister, Shannon Myers; two brothers, Joe Myers and Grady Myers; the mother of his children, April Counterman; and several nieces and nephews and other extended family.