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'We Bleed Blue' supporting Lang, daughters

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Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich and "We Bleed Blue" talk about the late Officer MarToiya Lang, Dec. 18, 2012 (Matt Gerien / FOX13 News) Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich and "We Bleed Blue" talk about the late Officer MarToiya Lang, Dec. 18, 2012 (Matt Gerien / FOX13 News)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Officer MarToiya Lang was the first female Memphis police officer murdered in the line of duty.

She was shot and killed while she and her partner were serving a drug warrant on Dec. 14.
 
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A group calling itself "We Bleed Blue" has come together to honor her an support her family.

Officer Lang was just doing her job, trying to keep drugs off Memphis streets, when she was gunned down. 

"She put her life at risk every single day for us," said Ruby Wharton.

A coalition of Memphis women have come together to honor Officer Lang. They're wearing blue in support of the city's men and women in blue.

"Our hearts are bleeding blue as the community bonds to our fallen 'hero,'" said Tajuan Stout Mitchell, former city councilwoman. "We're standing in a gap with all of our officers and we will do what we need to do to support them."

Officer Lang was on the force since 2003. She was a member of the Organized Crime Unit that battles guns and drugs.

"She was a hard worker, come in everyday with her mind set to come out and do what she can for the community," remembers Lt. Caroline Mason. "She was an excellent police officer and I've met her daughters. She's an excellent mother."

The community is rallying around Officer Lang's four daughters ages 2, 12, 13, and 14 - raising money to make sure they're taken care of.

"We're saying Memphis, please come together," Wharton said. "Let us share whatever it is our bounty with those four children and for that reason we stand before you in blue saying we support these officers, but we're thinking of those children."

Donations for Officer Lang's children are being accepted at SunTrust bank locations, Regions Bank and Bank of Bartlett branches.

THe group is also asking everyone to pause for a moment of silence Thursday, Dec. 20, in honor of Officer Lang and victims of gun violence.

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