MEMPHIS, Tenn. — People across the Mid-South rallied to support the family of a fallen Memphis Police officer Wednesday.
The Memphis Police Association hosted a donation drive Wednesday to help support the family of fallen officer Scotty Triplett.
Triplett died Saturday after a car hit his motorcycle while he worked a police escort.
He was a 27-year veteran with MPD and a Senior Ambassador for the Motor Unit.
No charges had been filed against the driver as of yet.
The donation drive began at 8 a.m. at the Bed Bath & Beyond in Cordova, 2810 N Germantown Pkwy., near Wolfchase.
Proceeds are going directly to Officer Triplett’s family.
Memphis Police Association Lieutenant Essica Cage-Rosario said the day was all about supporting them/
“We came out here today in conjunction with a lot of citizens and a lot of volunteers to try and collect donations,” she said.
A visitation for Triplett is scheduled for Thursday at Hope Church on Walnut Grove Road from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A Sea of Blue will follow at 7:30 p.m. from the church to the MPD Traffic Office on Austin Peay Highway.
Officer Triplett’s funeral is Friday at 11 a.m. and Hope Church. He’ll then be buried in Arlington.
A fund for the family has already raised over $140,000.
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