A Better Mid-South: Officer Verdell Smith

A Better Mid-South: Officer Verdell Smith
Editorial by Tracey Rogers, Vice President and General Manager of WMC Action News 5:

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - I had the tremendous honor of meeting Verdell Smith, Jr and Chelsea Smith. These are the children of Verdell Smith, Sr, the Memphis police officer who was killed in the line of duty while getting people out of the path of a speeding car.

Verdell and Chelsea Smith are impressive young people.

Verdell Jr. is pursuing a career with the Navy and Chelsea is going to college and has plans for the future.

But, the most impressive thing about Smith's children is how they are facing the loss of their dad.

Verdell Smith Jr. said his dad always told him when something bad happened, you just have to pick up and keep going. And, that's what his dad would want him to do. Wow!

Officer Smith left behind an amazing legacy in the lives of his two children.

If you have a message for Verdell and Chelsea Smith, please go to my Facebook page and post it there.

Officer Smith, thank you for the lives you touched and changed during your time here on Earth. You left this A Better Mid-South.

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