Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer II Martoiya Veontwanneice Woods Lang

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, December 14, 2012

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Reflections for Police Officer II Martoiya Veontwanneice Woods Lang

It is never easy at a time like this, the Family, friends and department are in my prayers. Rest in peace my sister in Law Enforcement.

Patrolman Jerry Hicks Jr.
Leadwood Police Dept.

December 16, 2012

R.I.P. Sister well take the watch from here! You will never be forgotten.

Deputy Randy Wheeler
Miller County Sheriff's Office (Tuscumbia, Missouri)

December 16, 2012

SIGNAL "C" Officer Lang!!! We can take it from here- your job is done..... We love you and you will definitely be missed!!

Officer S. Love
Memphis Police-Crime prevention Unit

December 16, 2012

Rest in peace sister. Thank you for your service.

Ofc. O. A. Olasokan
NYS University Police at SUNY Potsdam

December 16, 2012

Rest in peace, Patrolman Lang. Thank you for your dedicated service to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, Memphis PD and many law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed & God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

December 16, 2012

Rest in Peace sister in blue. We have the watch now.
God bless you and your family.

Stephen Bruet PPO II
Department of Public Safety NC

December 16, 2012

You will never be forgotten,
Rest in Peace Officer Lang. Thoughts and Prayers to family and fellow officers . Thank you for your service Officer Lang.

Police Officer Wade Garbie
Detroit Police Dpt

December 16, 2012

Patrolman Martoiya Lang, during your tour of duty you served your city and community with honor and dignity. It is now your time to rest, we will carry on from here. To the family of Patrolman Lang you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Memphis Police Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Fair Winds and Following Seas Sister

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department/Homicide Branch

December 16, 2012



December 16, 2012

Sending my special condolences to the family and children of Officer Lang. My heart goes out to you as I too am in law enforcement and a single mother of five children. I know she will be sadly missed by her friends and family. May God keep her soul in perfect peace.. Rest on beautiful angel...

P/O III Tiwana Conway
New Orleans Police Department

December 15, 2012

rest in peace my sister!

ptlm. delray pointer
CHP (New Jersey)

December 15, 2012

It is certainly devastating to hear of a death of someone who had it in their heart to protect all of us. To Officer Lang's Family, Friends and Coworkers, just know that this fine officer is now protecting us from above. Although it happened way too soon to someone who made it their goal to stand for justice, she is to be commended for the work she did while she was here. Her family and friends who grieve, as well as her coworkers who still go to work every day and put themselves in harms way for me are in my daily thoughts and prayers. May God protect those of you who protect us.

Amanda Hicks
Granddaughter of Chief Jerry E. Hicks, EOW 12/04/11

December 15, 2012

Rest in Peace Officer Lang. Thoughts and Prayers to family and fellow officers . Thank you for your service Officer Lang.

Retired Doug Arnoldt

December 15, 2012

RIP my sister in blue

k9 Officer Richard Morrow
Memphis Police Dept

December 15, 2012

To the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Martoiya Lang-my sincere sympathies to you all at this time of loss and sorrow. Your loved one served bravely in a very dangerous occupation. Law enforcement Officers from around the country care about you and what you are going through. Your loved one will be forever honored in our profession.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

December 15, 2012



December 15, 2012

It is Well With My Soul

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
so, it is well with my soul ....

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,and lean not on your own understanding;In all your ways acknowledge him,and he shall direct your paths ....Proverbs 3:5-6

Someone who cares

December 15, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Memphis Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. Willim F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

December 15, 2012

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 15, 2012

Rest in peace.

DET. Eric Andreoli

December 15, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sister. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin J Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police (Michigan)

December 15, 2012

R.I.P., Sister.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

December 15, 2012

Rest in Pieace sister of the badge, May God help your Children, Friends and Department with this terrible incident.
I am so sorry....

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

December 15, 2012

RIP sister. My prayers are with your family, for I am sure you are in a better place.

Patrol Officer Marcus Rummel

December 15, 2012

RIP sister in Blue may God Bless your children

k9 Officer Richard Morrow
Memphis Police Dept

December 15, 2012

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