Assaults on police officers in Memphis are on the rise. Four MPD officers have been involved in a shooting or been assaulted in just the last two weeks.
The man who heads the police union told FOX13 confrontation resolution is only getting worse. “It's becoming very dangerous just being a police officer in this city,” Mike Williams, the head of the Memphis Police Association, said.
Williams said the ability to solve a confrontation is getting harder for officers.
“You kind of wonder is it worth it? What's the nature of the call? Should I put my life on the line to deal with this situation?” Williams said regarding the thought process of an officer.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation stats show 136 MPD officers were assaulted in 2015. That is more than any other city in the state of Tennessee.