Giving Back to Officer Lang’s Family
(Memphis) The support is growing for the family of fallen Memphis Police officer Martoiya Lang.
Lang was shot and killed Friday while serving a drug warrant at a home on North Mendenhall Cove.
There are two accounts set up in Lang’s name.
One account is at SunTrust that was set up by the Memphis Police Department.
Another account is at Regions, set up by the Memphis Police Association.
You can go to any Memphis location and ask to give to Officer Lang’s account.
Also the Memphis Police Association is holding a drive at the Wolfchase Galleria Monday.
Officers and civilians will be at the both entrances on the Germantown Road side of the mall, collecting donations.
MPA was able to set up a trust fund with $150,000 for the children of slain MPD officer Timothy Warren last year.
They hope to do the same for the Lang family.
There have been questions about one Facebook page listed as ‘Fallen Officer Martoiya Lang.”
The page has a link to a website where people can give.
However it is not clear if the operator has any links to the family. News Channel 3 reached out to the operator Sunday but did not hear back.
“There have been and you have to be very careful because a lot times because as unfortunate as it is people try to take advantage of situations like this and we don’t want the citizens to give needlessly,” said Memphis Police Association President Mike Williams.
Williams also said it’s not a bad idea to double-check before giving, “You can call the Memphis Police Association at 523-7075. I have received numerous calls already about people questioning and doubting and we don’t have a problem with that. We will try to get back with you or you can call the police department.”
Memphis Pink which is a group of Memphis Police Officers wives has also begun fundraising.
They are selling t-shirts and Williams said the proceeds will go to the Lang family.
You can find the shirts at http://www.ebay.com/soc/itm/121039606814?roken=s4PgGA
WREG is also working to set up a fundraiser, but details are still developing.
“They have lost their mother so therefore that’s a major influence in their lives. We want to make sure that if in fact they want to go to college, that they get a good start in life,” added Williams.