MEMPHIS, TN--It was an impressive sight as hundreds of police officers honored fallen Memphis officer Martoiya Lang with a Sea of Blue Thursday evening.Over 600 officers from the Mid-South and across the country paid their repects to Memphis' first female police officer killed in the line of duty with a Sea of Blue procession that stretched for more than 15 miles. The officers traveled from N. Hollywood and I-40 to Hope Presbyterian Church in Cordova.
Some motorists along the route stopped and got out of their cars to see the moving tribute to Officer Lang by her fellow men and women in blue, and to show respect for the nine year veteran and mother of four."Its very moving, but its also very reassuring, said Southaven Police Chief Tom Long. "Its moving, you know why you're there, and it brings it home that it is dangerous and it can happen. But in another way, it is very reassuring to know that any sacrifice you would make would not be in vain. There are literally hundreds, or as you will see, thousands of people who are stepping up to assume that position right there on that line no matter where its drawn."
Funeral services for Officer Martoiya Lang with be held tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church. A procession will follow to the Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery on Hacks Cross Rd. in southeast Shelby County. A fund has been setup at SunTrust Bank for the four daughters of Officer Lang.