MPA Holds Donation Drive For Fallen Officer
(Memphis) Memphis Police officers, along with volunteers can be found along Germantown Parkway outside of Wolfchase Mall Monday taking donations.
The donation drive was set up by the Memphis Police Association to raise money for fallen Memphis Police Officer Martoiya Lang.
Lang was shot and killed Friday while serving a drug warrant.
She leaves behind four daughters.
Tonya Walton is the mother of a Memphis Police officer.
She volunteered to take donations and said her heart has been heavy ever since Friday.
“I cried. I was sad. She has four daughters that are going to be here without her. It makes me want to cry. I mean because if I lost my son, I I don’t know,” said Walton.
It wasn’t just Memphis Police officers and their families who gave their time but also several people with no connection to the department.
“I saw it on the news and I just wanted to help out,” said Ashley Garmon who volunteered to take donations.
“I think I just saw someone from Bartlett. I know I’ve seen Sheriff departments and we’ve gotten calls from people as far as down in Mississippi,” said MPA President Michael Williams.
On the other side of the bucket were dozens of drivers who stopped to give.
Many just wanted Lang’s young daughters to know they are grieving with them.
“I gave at that corner and this corner. They really need it and we all feel so sorry for them. It’s just so much going on in the world today,” said Lucille Dallas.
The drive will go on until 7p.m. (12/17)
You can also donate to Officer Lang’s family at any Regions or SunTrust location.
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