W.D. Merritt, former MPD homicide detective, remembered as ‘true hero’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 28, 2020 3:18 PM CT | Published: July 28, 2020 12:31 PM CT

Family members on social media attributed the retired homicide detective’s death to COVID-19 complications. He was 56.


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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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