Fallen Officer Lang Is Remembered By Family, Friends And Strangers
(Memphis) At Hope Presbyterian Church in Cordova, music fills the funeral honoring the life of fallen Memphis Police Officer Martoiya Lang.
But perhaps it was the words of visitors that express the heartache and sorrow of a family, a police department and a city.
Carmen Brown was at the church to show her support.
“Yes, just a very sad day for everyone. Our hearts and thoughts are with the family, Brown said.
As many remember Officer Lang, they also think about her four young daughters left behind.
Stephanie Corley prays for the children.
“I think it’s a horrible thing and I think that I can’t imagine what the children are going through and all the confusion,” Corley said.
It’s why groups and bike riders who support law enforcement officers came out with their American flags to pay their respects.
Chuck Moss and John Rivera are with the Patriot Guard Riders.
“Our thoughts and sorrow are with the family. We are here to honor the veterans and the service that she’s done,” Moss said.
“It’s an honor for all of us to be out here for the officer. We wish it didn’t have to happen, but we are here,” Rivera said.
Officer Lang had been on the force for more than nine years and was recently assigned to the Organized Crime Unit.
Cornelius Hart is with Bikers For Change in Memphis.
“Our hearts go out with her family and we all have been touched by all of this,” Hart said.
Alex Sanchez is with Unified Riders of Memphis and he wants more done to reduce violence.
“We need to curb the violence. We need to educate our youth a little bit so they don’t fall into the rut that they fall into,” Sanchez said.
It’s a hope, a prayer and a song as a family, a police department and city remember Officer Lang.