05/15/2007

Seven roses for 7 Memphis officers

Tears flow as Tipton finds strength to praise fallen
 
By Lela Garlington 
The Commercial Appeal 
 
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Seven red roses. Seven lives remembered.

Almost 250 people gathered Tuesday at the Tipton County Criminal Justice Complex in Covington to honor local law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

Most recent among them was Trooper Calvin Jenks of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, killed in January when he stopped two Texas teenagers who had driven to Tennessee to sell marijuana.

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