Funeral plans announced for Officer Verdell Smith


Officer Verdell Smith

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Funeral services will be held Friday for a Memphis Police Officer hit and killed this past Saturday.

The service for Officer Verdell Smith will be held at 11 a.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church.

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Officer Smith was hit by a car and killed near Beale Street Saturday night.

Police have charged Justin Welch in Smith’s death, as well as the shootings of three men in downtown Memphis.

Visitation at Hope Presbyterian Church 8500 Walnut Grove 

  • Thursday 5:30 pm- 7:30 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM

Funeral Service at Hope Presbyterian Church 8500 Walnut Grove 

  • Friday 11:00 AM
  • Burial at Memorial Park Cemetery
  • 5668  Poplar  Ave

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