Thursday, December 20, 2012

Candles Lighted in Fallen Officer's Memory

Memphis Police Hold Candlelight Vigil For Fallen Officer
On a day when Action News 5 spearheaded a fundraising drive for her 4 daughters.. Fellow officers and others gathered outside city hall for a candlelight vigil in memory of fallen officer Martoiya Lang.  I've covered a lot of these types of events.  I've never seen police officers cry, before this event.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Another Crappy Parent

Memphis Mom Charged With Beating Children With A Brick, Wooden Stick
I've covered countless stories of abuse over the years.  Parents have been charged with doing unimaginable things to children.  This mom's alleged crimes should not have surprised me.  I simply cannot fathom a mom beating 4 young children in their heads with a brick.  But police say it happened.  I hope those children never have to live with this woman again.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

2 Memphis Police officers shot in the line of duty

New Information: Officer Killed While Serving Search Warrant
I woke to news via Twitter Friday that 2 MPD officers had been shot while serving a drug warrant.  We later learned one of them died.  It was a tough day for police and those of us who covered the story.  Many of us at Action News 5 ended up working a double.  The day was made tougher when news of a mass murder at a Connecticut school broke.  Sad day.