Fallen Memphis police officer laid to rest Friday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WIAT) — Today family, friends and fellow officers will pay their respects to fallen Memphis officer Verdell Smith. A driver ran over and killed Smith on Saturday in downtown Memphis.

On Thursday, a visitation service ended with a “sea of blue procession.” During the service, Smith’s son spoke about his father’s spirit of service and compassion as an officer.

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