MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis bridges over the Mississippi River lit up to honor the memory of Tyre Nichols Wednesday evening, following his funeral services in the morning.
The Mighty Lights glowed red and gold, the colors of the San Francisco 49ers, which organizers said was Nichol’s favorite sports team. The lights on the Big River Crossing and the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge were lit up beginning at sundown Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.
Nichols was remembered Wednesday afternoon with funeral services for the 29-year-old father, whose police beating death has sparked a national outcry and renewed calls for foundational changes in American policing practices.
The services brought attention from around the country and world, with figures including Vice President Kamala Harris and Rev. Al Sharpton among those who spoke.