(Memphis) Many News Channel 3 viewers have reached out wanting to help the family of the fallen officer and now you can. Many hope to lessen the sting Lang’s death has left on her family.
“Officer Lang was the mother of four girls, ages 14, 13, 12, and 2,” Memphis Police Director, Toney Armstorng said in a press conference.
He says it's going to be especially tough for the four daughters of fallen officer Martoiya Lang, killed in the line of duty Friday, “They will not have a mother to spend their Christmas with or any other significant event in their life.”
Armstrong says prayers and support will be needed for the family and it's already pouring in through Lang’s fellow officers.
“They responded in a great, great way,” said police chaplain, Donald Johnson. “They brought food, drinks, chicken and things of that nature just to make sure everyone is as comfortable as can be under these circumstances.”
But as the time goes on, family members say the girls will need additional support, which is why a fund is set up at SunTrust bank in Lang’s name because at the end of the day, mom's not coming home.
“They were just with their mom this morning, getting the ready for school,” said Sidney Brown, a family member. “She gave them all kisses and said, ‘see you later’ like she usually does, but now mom is not coming home anymore.”
WREG is planning to host a fundraiser for the family. We’re still working out the details. In the meantime, you can donate to a fund set up in the name of the fallen officer, Martoiya Lang. Just go to any SunTrust bank.