Fallen officer's family speaks for first time at benefit concert - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Fallen officer's family speaks for first time at benefit concert

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

It was an emotional night for the family of fallen Memphis Police officer Martoiya Lang. For the first time, her father and daughters opened up about the loss.  

Officer Lang's 14-year-old daughter came to tears when talking about her mom. 

Friday night's event was organized by fellow officers, who, like the girls' dad, pledge to be there for them forever. 

The benefit concert was the first public event the girls have attended since officer Lang's death in the line of duty two weeks ago. 

"They're doing great, they're doing great," father Darius Lang said when asked about the girls. "Better than they have been in the past two weeks." 

Darius Lang won custody of his three daughters this week from his estranged wife's mother. Her two month old child with another man is living with other family members.  

"They ask some real questions - some challenging questions - challenging for me to answer," he said. 

Despite the horror and drama of the last two weeks, Lang is focused on the future and appreciates the outpouring of support. 

"The future holds nothing but good times, I believe you know? Just trying to raise my daughters and making sure they have the best life possible," Lang said. 

We had a chance to speak with 14-year-old Taylour Lang just as the concert ended. 

"I know how I felt about my mom, but I didn't know it was this many people. It's a lot, but I like having all these people back me up and my family and I just feel good about it," Taylour said. 

More than 20 thousand dollars was raised at this event alone. 

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