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"What, Ah jeez the Mardon Brothers are back."
—Fred Shyre to Joe West about the Mardon brothers[src]

Detective Fred Chyre (died December 11, 2013)[1] was a police detective of the Central City Police Department and the partner of Detective Joe West. He was killed in the line of duty by Clyde Mardon.


Prior to his death, Fred's father gave his son a pen, which would hold great semtimental value to Fred.[2]

Chyre once taught Detective West an important lesson, that being, "You can't always save everyone, but you can always save someone."[3]

On December 11, 2013,[1] Detectives Chyre and West investigated the scene of a bank robbery in Central City. They soon discovered it wasn't a single incident but of the works of the notorious Mardon brothers. Through CSI Barry Allen's analysis, it was revealed that Mark and Clyde Mardon had escaped to one of four possible farms, so the detectives visited each one. At the last farm, they discovered Clyde, who began shooting at them as he ran away. Chyre was shot in the neck and eventually bled to death.[2]


The memorial of Detective Chyre

The memorial of Fred Chyre with his photograph and badge.

A memorial was put up in the Central City Police Department in Chyre's honor.

Chyre's death was avenged nine months later when Joe killed Clyde Mardon following a battle with the Flash.[2]

In late 2019, Joe quoted Chyre's motto to encourage Ralph Dibny, explaining that while heroes couldn't prevent all casualties, they could still save someone.[3]


  • Peak of human physical condition: Chyre was in peak human condition as he was able to get to Clyde with faster than his partner Joe West.
  • High level intellect/Expert detective: He was a great detective and very intelligent.
  • Expert marksman: Chyre was very proficient in the use of firearms.
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant: Chyre was highly trained in hand to hand combat.


  • Handgun: Chyre used a handgun when trying to hunt down the Mardon brothers.


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