Martoiya Lang was one tough cop and the MPD wanted to underscore that truth at its 2013 Commendation Ceremony. The mother of four young daughters was shot and killed in the line of duty on December 14, 2012.
The MPD showered the late officer with one award after another at the tribute on April 16, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel in East Memphis.
During the ceremony, the MPD revealed the results of Lang's hard work in 2012 in the Organized Crime Unit.
She seized $38,000, 433 grams of marijuana, 150 grams of cocaine, 15 grams of heroin, and 150 schedule 2, 3 and 4 narcotic pills. She made 58 felony arrests and seized 20 vehicles.
While on duty serving a search warrant, the MPD officer was killed when an assailant opened fire while concealed in a closet.
On Tuesday, April 16, the MPD named Lang "Organized Crime Unit Officer of the Year" as well as the agency's highest award, "Top Cop."