MPD honored as part of Raliegh’s National Night Out initiative

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — On Wednesday, 8-year-old Isadora Harris kicked off her day serving up hot breakfast sandwiches to Memphis Police officers.

"That they are doing a great job helping the city," Harris said about the officers.

The special surprise to officers at the Old Allen Precinct was part of Raleigh's National Night Out initiative.

Every year, organizers plan special safe events for Raleigh families to enjoy. But this year community organizer Isadore Harris decided to switch it up.

He said families in Memphis wouldn't be safe if it weren`t for the men and women in blue who put their lives on the line.

"We've had a lot of officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty," he said.

Wednesday morning's breakfast was a tribute to those not only serving now,  but also to those fallen officers.

Most recently Sean Bolton, Martoyia Lang and Timothy Warren.

For some officers, the spread honoring those three moved them to fight back tears.

Precinct Commander Major Frank Garrett said he was thankful the group stopped by Wednesday morning, but he was also thankful gestures like this keep happening, especially during a time when tension is high between officers and community members across the country.

"You do look around and see what's going on in other cities, and so far citizens in Memphis have been pretty much supportive, and we appreciate that," he said.

Organizers will also serve dinner to officers Wednesday night.

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