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"Sea of Blue" Honors Fallen Officer

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MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) – 652 squad cars participated in a "sea of blue" Thursday night in memory of fallen Memphis Police officer Martoiya Lang. 

"Just 32, now her babies are without a mom," said Lang's uncle-in-law Potris Guest.

Guest is Lang's husband's uncle.

"I've been talking to him through this whole ordeal and seems to be pretty strong," said Guest.  "And he wants to be there for his kids."

Guest lives in Chicago.  But he recalled visits by Lang to his mother's home in Memphis.

"She used to come up to my mother's sometime on her lunch break and eat dinner," said Guest.

Guest was one of hundreds who showed up for Lang's visitation at Hope Church in Cordova.  That's where the "sea of blue" procession ended.  Those who knew Lang and those who did not had common thoughts about an "in the line of duty" death.

"You know, it's just horrible when you hear something like this," said one mourner.

"It's a sad day," added another.

It's a day officer Lang's uncle-in-law said did not have to come.

"People nowadays, they used to respect the police," said Guest.  "Now it's no respect for anybody. Police or anybody else."   

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