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

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Sister.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Patrolman Martoiya Lang and the Memphis Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Martoiya, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

December 30, 2012

Officer Lang,
Thank you for your service.

Kerrian Chambers

December 28, 2012

Mis condolencias.
Deun compañero de España.

mossos d´esquadra

December 27, 2012



December 26, 2012

Rest in peace and thank you for your service

John Latour

December 26, 2012

Thinking of your children and loved ones on this Christmas Eve. May God ease their pain and let their spirit find comfort in knowing that heroes live forever. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lt. Jason King
Salisbury Police Dept., MD

December 24, 2012

Rest In Peace and know we will continue the fight! You will not be forgotten and your memory will forever be with us! Thank You for your Service!!

James Tony Taylor, Sgt
Memphis Police Department

December 23, 2012

Rest In Paradise!!! Officer Martoiya Lang
You are a hero and I honor you and the sacrifice that your gave for my great city. I never met you, but your are forever in my hear I pray blessing,and understanding for your family.

Mrs. Searcy

December 22, 2012

We are saddened at the very untimely death of our Memphis Officer Martoiya Lang. We pray and wish the best for her surviving four daughters, and for her grieving family-friends, and fellow officers left behind.

Tyrone Swift Sr.
concerned citizen of memphis

December 21, 2012

Please be strong IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST. We thank you for your service.

Elisabeth Carter

December 21, 2012

Your duty is done. Rest in peace,

Sgt John Rada
Shelby County Sheriff's Office

December 20, 2012

To Officer Lang and her loved ones:

Please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

Officer Lang, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Lang.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service she gave to her community and the citizens of Tennessee, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made

Pamela Weekes(Wife of Fallen Officer)
Wife of Fallen Ofc. Weekes- EOW 3-7-97

December 20, 2012

Rest In Peace....

John Ruth AEMD, Comm. Specialist
MOMR Farmers Branch,TX

December 20, 2012

Being a detention officer at the hinds county sheriffs dept(ms) I chose this profession fully knowing the danger of this career. Knowing this im still willing to make it to patrol someday. What officer lang did was heroic, and I wear this uniform with pride. My heart goes out to the lang family as well as the memphis pd.

Deputy Rodrique Dillard
Hinds County Sheriff Dept.

December 20, 2012

I couldn't help but notice that the time of Officer Lang's incident and the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut were so close together that Friday morning. We never know why things happen the way they do on this Earth. Nobody knows why God calls us home exactly when He does, but on that Friday morning He needed a police officer up there. Looking at the time those incidents occurred, I feel confident in one thing: There was a Memphis Police officer standing at the gates of Heaven helping those 20 terrified children find their way through those gates to peace and safety.

Help keep watch over us here as you patrol those streets of gold!!

Inspector Raymond Garcia, III
Fayette County Sheriff's Office

December 19, 2012

God's peace and speed Patrolman Lang. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP sister.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 19, 2012

The Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Session 53, would like to honor the life and memory of Patrolman Martoiya Lang. Thank you for your decade of service. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family she leaves behind.

Recruit Frederick Warfield
Saratoga Springs Police Department

December 18, 2012

Officer Lang, you gave the ultimate sacrifice and your service will never be forgotten. May God bless your family, friends, and co-workers during this time of sadness.

Ptlm B. Hanson
Bartlett Police Department, TN

December 18, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

December 18, 2012

Rest In Peace my dear sister.....thank you for your service......

Until we meet again,

Lt. Pamela A. Smith
United States Park Police

December 18, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Supervisory FAM, Thomas Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 18, 2012

My prayers and condolences go out to the family, friends, and coworkers of Martoiya Lang. Officer M. Lang, you fought a good fight and I proudly stand to salute you in a job well done!! Rest In Paradise my sister in blue!!

PII Bracey

December 18, 2012



December 18, 2012

Martoiya, we honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Martoiya was killed in the line of duty. May her loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To her family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I pray for the emotional healing for all who called Martoiya beloved.

I was so saddened to learn of the loss of this officer and know what a devastating blow her loss is to her family and her agency. From the reflections left by her co-workers, I can see that she garnered much respect from them.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Patrolman Lang gave to her community and the citizens of Tennessee, and the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on December 14, 2012.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 18, 2012

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