Tale of badge saving Tenn. cop was bogus

Officer Joshua Smith won't say what prompted him to make up the story


By Kevin McKenzie
Commercial Appeal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Why would a police officer make up a story about being shot in the badge on Christmas Eve?

Oakland Police Chief Keith Hogwood said Monday that he can't answer that question because the officer who told the story wouldn't say.

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