What happened to Memphis police officer Geoffrey Redd? dies after white station library shooting

Geoffrey Redd, a Memphis police officer who was shot while responding to a fight at a library, died on Saturday from injuries received more than two weeks earlier, according to the authorities. Let’s see What happened to Memphis police officer Geoffrey Redd in detail.


What happened to Memphis police officer Geoffrey Redd?

Geoffrey Redd, a Memphis police officer who was shot in a branch of the Memphis Public Library in early February, passed away on Saturday, according to a statement from the Memphis Police Department.

In response to an “individual suspected of trespassing” at a business in the 5100 block of Poplar on February 2, Officer Geoffrey Redd, 49, who served with the department for 15 years, was called, according to Keli McAlister, a public information officer for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Approximately 30 minutes later, inside the Poplar-White Station Library, the same individual, later identified as Torence Jackson, Jr., was “believed to have gotten into a confrontation with a citizen.”

McAlister said,

“According to initial reports, as the two [officers] attempted to talk to [Jackson], [Jackson] produced a weapon and shot one of the officers,”

“The second officer returned fire, striking [Jackson].”

On-site medical personnel declared Jackson dead. According to MPD at the time, Redd was transported to Regional One Hospital in “extremely critical condition.”

Bishop Brandon Porter, pastor of Greater Community Temple COGIC in Memphis, identified Redd as the cop who fired and killed Jackson. The second officer has not been named. Redd, who Porter referred to as “a kind person,” was a member and the director of security at the Greater Community Temple.


About Geoffrey Redd

In February 2008, Officer Geoffrey Redd joined the Memphis Police Department as an officer.

He worked at various police stations in Memphis, including those at Old Allen, Union, Raines, Mount Moriah, Ridgeway, and Appling Farms, providing service to many Memphis residents. Officer Redd was a US Marine who also served his nation. He was a husband, a father, and the security chief at his church.

Memphis Police Department said in a social media post,

“With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Officer Geoffrey Redd.

Rest easy, Officer Redd. You will be missed.”

Once Redd’s death became public, a number of national officials and mayoral contenders expressed their concern for the family by saying they were praying.

The mayor of Memphis, Jim Strickland, expressed his condolences to the family and honored Redd’s years of service in a statement.

“I am very saddened by the loss of Officer Geoffrey Redd,” Strickland said. “He served with honor his country as a marine and his city as a police officer, and we lift up his dedicated public service to the City of Memphis for over 15 years. He was also a beloved son, father and husband, and my deepest condolences go to his family and his Memphis police family.”

Southaven Police Department wrote,

“We offer our sincere condolences to Memphis Police Department est.1827 in the loss of Officer Geoffrey Redd.

An officer of the department since 2008, Officer Redd was struck by gunfire on February 7th and succumbed to his injuries today.

We send prayers to his department, precinct, fellow officers and family during their time of grief.”
Congressman David wrote,

“Roberta and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Officer Redd. Please join me in praying for the Redd family and the entire Memphis Police Department during this tragic time.

Thank you to all of our law enforcement officers for your sacrifice and service to our community.”

GoFundMe Page

One of the family friend has created a fundraising page to help the Geoffrey Redd’s family with funeral expenses at the difficult time.

“This fund aspires to assist his daughters and grandchildren whom he loved dearly with any incidental cost that would or may not be covered by the systems in place.”

To Help: https://www.gofundme.com/f/memphis-police-officer-geoffrey-redd?member=25108097&sharetype=teams&utm_campaign=p_na%20share-sheet&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2PlWS6SkgqGT_tsQjCqhkcABqAM-w3xf4w4lPWx2A6p81F8yJvDpW6K-U

The news of Geoffrey Redd’s passing has understandably devastated her family and friends, and condolences have poured in from all over the neighborhood. Many people have expressed their sympathies and offered support to Geoffrey Redd’s loved ones on social media during this difficult period.

We send our sympathies to Geoffrey Redd’s family and friends during this difficult time.


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