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Second Annual Turkey Trot Honoring MPD Sgt. Verdell Smith

It was the 2nd Annual Turkey Trot with cops, in honor of Sergeant Verdell Smith.
Second Annual Turkey Trot Honoring MPD Sgt. Verdell Smith

Memphians trotted with police officers Saturday in honor of a fallen Memphis Police Sergeant.

It was the 2nd Annual Turkey Trot with cops, in honor of Sgt. Verdell Smith.

Smith was killed last summer when a car driving in the wrong direction on Beale Street hit him.

Participants say doing events like this keeps Smith’s spirit alive.

“He was a mountain of an officer, he was a sergeant, we all love Verdell. He was a great officer with the MPD. Verdell had a vision, he was a big community service sergeant. He participated in community events, he was a mentor to the boys and girls club. He was a great servant.” says Col. Gregory Sanders of the Memphis Police Department

All proceeds from the event will go to families in need.