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Patrolman Martoiya Veontwanneice Woods Lang | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Memphis Police Department, Tennessee


Martoiya Veontwanneice Woods Lang

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, December 14, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 9 years, 6 months

Badge # 4575

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and wounded

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Patrolman Martoiya Lang was shot and killed as she and another officer served a narcotics search warrant at a home on Mendenhall Court.

A subject opened fire on the officers at the scene, striking Patrolman Lang and her partner. Despite their wounds, the officers were able to return fire and wounded the subject.

Patrolman Lang had served with the Memphis Police Department for 9-1/2 years. She is survived by her husband and four children.

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I remember that day as if it were yesterday, and I am affected by that sacrifice every day. For those who read this just know that Lang was loved, and respected by get team and those who knew her. To her family, she did the job she loved, and gave all she had to her job.

Lt. M. Branning
December 28, 2014


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