Memphis officer brightens day for Whitehaven parkgoers during pandemic

By , Daily Memphian Published: August 14, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Memphis Police officer LaTica Bennett greets runners and walkers over her patrol car&rsquo;s speakers every morning at David Carnes Park in Whitehaven.&nbsp;</strong><strong>It took her a while to get up the nerve to greet parkgoers amid the recent tension nationwide between police and the community. &ldquo;I was kinda nervous about it. But when I started seeing the hand raises and then smiles, I knew this is what the Holy Spirit told me to do.&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;(Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Memphis Police officer LaTica Bennett greets runners and walkers over her patrol car’s speakers every morning at David Carnes Park in Whitehaven. It took her a while to get up the nerve to greet parkgoers amid the recent tension nationwide between police and the community. “I was kinda nervous about it. But when I started seeing the hand raises and then smiles, I knew this is what the Holy Spirit told me to do.” (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Memphis police officer LaTica Bennett has been assigned to patrol David Carnes Park in Whitehaven during the pandemic. She took it upon herself to personally greet those in the park every day. 

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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