Menu

Memphis police officer killed while serving drug warrant is mother of four

Memphis police officers were gathering funds Friday for an officer who was fatally shot while serving a drug warrant.

Officer Martovia Lang, a nine-year veteran of the force and her partner exchanged fire Friday morning with a suspect who was also struck.

 

Police Chief Toney Armstrong said Lang’s partner, William Vromah was listed in stable condition at a local hospital. The condition of the 21-year-old suspect was not immediately known.

Armstrong said a second person who was in the home was in custody, but no charges were immediately filed. Authorities said the shooting was a reminder that police officers put their lives in danger every day they are on duty.

"Through it all, we appreciate deeply, beyond measure – words can't express the sacrifice they make for our city," Memphis Mayor A C Wharton said.

Wharton said the city's flags will be flown at half-staff to honor Lang.

"Kind-hearted person, very friendly, funny person, a great scholar, true encourager," Javauhn Tucker, a childhood friend of Lang told MyFoxMemphis.com.  

"She had looked into (being a police officer) as we were growing up as children," Tucker said.

A memorial fund has been set up for Lang's children, ages 14, 13, 12 and 2.

Click for more from MyFoxMemphis.com.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 4.20% dw 4.30%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.28% dw 3.30%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.72% up 4.60%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.53% up 3.34%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.64% up 3.58%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.38% -- 4.38%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.11% -- 4.11%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.98% dw 4.99%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.39% dw 4.40%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.39% dw 4.40%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.90% -- 2.90%  
36 M Used Graph 3.41% up 3.40%  
48 M New Graph 3.16% -- 3.16%  
48 M Used Graph 2.91% up 2.90%  
60 M New Graph 3.16% dw 3.17%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.35% -- 0.35%  
1 yr Graph 0.67% -- 0.67%  
5 yr Graph 1.38% -- 1.38%