Community raises money for fallen officer's family - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Community raises money for fallen officer's family

Officer Martoiya Lang pictured with her four children Officer Martoiya Lang pictured with her four children

(WMC-TV) - Police officers collected donations for Officer Martoiya Lang and her family on Monday.

Lang's family tells Action News 5 that her four children only want their mother back, but the community is doing all they can to provide them comfort.

Katie Heady's husband worked at the Raines precinct with Officer Lang.

"When one falls, we all fall," she said.

On Friday, the day of the shooting, Heady said she held her family extra close.

"I hugged them tighter than I probably ever have," she explained.

Heady felt it was important to bring her four children to the Memphis Police Association fundraiser at Wolfchase Mall on Monday, to show love for Lang's four children left behind.

"As a mother, it makes me sad to know those four children will not have their mother," said Heady.

As a family, the Heady's held out buckets, collecting donations for Lang's children, who will never see their mother again.

Heady is praying for the girls and hopes the next time we all see an officer, we will have a deeper understanding of their sacrifices.

"They step out there every day knowing they might not come back and see their family," she explained.

The Memphis Police Association will continue to collect donations until 7 p.m. Monday at Wolfchase Mall.

If you cannot make it to donate Monday, you can make a donation at the Action News 5 studios on Wednesday from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. We are located at 1960 Union Avenue.

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