Memphis Cop Killer Gets 40 Years In Prison

Photo:  Suspect Treveno Cambell (left) and Memphis Polcie Officer Martoiya Lang

A man who fatally shot Memphis’ first female police officer killed in the line of duty was sentenced Tuesday to a total of 40 years in prison on an array of charges.

Twenty-five-year-old Treveno Campbell was sentenced to 25 years for his second-degree murder conviction in the December 2012 shooting death of Officer Martoiya Lang, a 32-year-old mother of four. Lang was shot as she and five other officers attempted to serve a search warrant.

Campbell also was sentenced by Shelby County Criminal Court Judge James Beasley to another eight years for attempted second-degree murder, six additional years for using a firearm while committing a felony and one more year on a marijuana count.

Beasley ordered the sentences to be served consecutively.

Sentences for another attempted second-degree murder count, plus reckless endangerment and additional weapons and drug charges, will run at the same time as the 40-year prison term, Beasley ruled.

Campbell apologized to the Lang family in court.


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  1. Mistie Lamb

    There’s a typo in the caption under the photo. The word police is spelled wrong. Just FYI.

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