Labor Day patrols increase in order to keep people safe

Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, but for law enforcement it also marks one of the deadliest times of the year on Mid-South roadways.

This entire weekend, officers in Memphis and elsewhere have been saturating different areas across the region, organizing checkpoints and running radar.

It's all in an effort to track down people breaking law so they can make the roadways safer for you and your family.

"We're setting up in various locations throughout the city for the purpose of trying to save lives and to raise the awareness of obeying traffic laws," said Major Johnny Currin Memphis Police Department.

Investigators told us there has been one traffic fatality so far this labor day weekend. It's  down from two deaths last year. They will continue their saturation through Tuesday morning.