[Press] Memphis officer brightens day for Whitehaven parkgoers during pandemic
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Yolanda Jones, 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)