AP — MEMPHIS, Tenn. Authorities reported that a Memphis police officer who was wounded while reacting to a conflict at a library more than two weeks ago died on Saturday from his injuries.
On February 2, Officer Geoffrey Redd suffered a serious injury in the Poplar-White Station Library. Redd, 49, was driven to Regional One Health, where, despite the staff’s “best efforts,” he passed away, according to Memphis police.
Officer Redd, you may relax. The department said in reporting his death, “You will be missed.
Prior to joining the police force in 2008, Redd served in the U.S. Marine Corps. In addition, he oversaw security at his church.
To the family of the deceased officer as well as “his Memphis police family,” Mayor Jim Strickland expressed his “deepest condolences.”
The mayor of Memphis said in a statement, “He served with honor his country as a marine and his city as a police officer, and we hoist up his committed public service to the City of Memphis for over 15 years.”
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Officers responded to the library incident after a guy initiated an altercation with another person. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has said that when authorities tried to speak with him, he pulled out a firearm and fired. Redd was struck.