MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department is mourning the death of one of their own.
The department tells Local 24 News that Officer Bobby Montgomery passed away on Sunday due to complications related to COVID-19.
The 45-year-old officer first began working with the city in July 2003. He was assigned to the Tillman station.
MPD Director Mike Rallings issued this statement on the department's social media: "We are deeply saddened over the tragic and untimely death of one of our very own, Officer Bobby Montgomery. Officer Montgomery was a hardworking 17-year veteran assigned to the bravo shift at the Tillman Station. Everyone who came into contact with him got to see firsthand why many of his coworkers affectionately referred to him as a "Gentle Giant." Every day, Bobby came to work and served with a pleasant disposition and a smile on his face. He never complained, he just faithfully served.
I want to extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and the local law enforcement community. Officer Montgomery personified what it means to be the Best In Blue. His hard work and dedication to serving our community will be missed.
Officer Bobby Montgomery, Signal C 566-Bravo, we've got it from here."