Second Annual Turkey Trot Honoring MPD Sgt. Verdell Smith

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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.

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