Funds given for special
awards can lead to arrests

The mother of three took an extra job to help make ends met.
Mia Jones worked during the day at the FedEx Employees Credit Association. She needed a little extra income to pay off some bills and to shop for the holidays for her family, so she got a job delivering pizzas for Domino's.
Domino's got a phone order the night of November 16 that an early investigation suggests was a set-up. When Jones went to the address near the airport she was ambushed in her Toyota Corolla.  The card was riddled by bullets, she crashed, was later found unconscious and died at Regional One Medical Center.
No one at the addressed had called for a pizza delivery.
Jones' family, friends and co-workers were shocked. Many immediately began donating to a memorial fund. Soon there was enough money for CrimeStoppers to offer an extra award - $5,000 in addition to the $1,000 maximum that can be paid by the organization.
In less than a week three suspects were under arrest.

The special award money was raised because "extra cash, simply put, really does help bring in more tips on crimes to our 528-CASH hotline," said E. Winslow (Buddy) Chapman, director of CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County.
CrimeStoppers has paid out special awards in two other cases this year so far. Readers can see a list of special awards currently offered here.

Reserve tickets now
for Million Dollar Quartet

Five years ago, CrimeStoppers began holding a fundraising event at Playhouse On The Square. The event has grown in popularity ever since.
The next show, in May, will be a musical CrimeStoppers supporters won't want to miss: The Million Dollar Quartet, about four musicians who don't need last names - Elvis, Jerry Lee, Carl and John.

Because we know this will be a hot ticket in the old town next year, CrimeStoppers is taking reservations now, even though tickets won't be available until spring. To reserve seats, go here and send an email as explained.
A special feature of our Night At The Theatre event each year is the ability for our supporters to send a police officer and guest to the show, if they wish. Just add that information to your email message.
CrimeStoppers invitational
golf tourney seeks sponsors
Save the date: 8/7/17

The inaugural CrimeStoppers golf tournament will be held at TPC Southwind next August under the banner "Play Where the Pros Play."

A fundraiser, the tourney will take place on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the private golf course that is the home of the PGA Tour's FedEx St. Jude Classic. Playing treams and corporate sponsors are now being actively sought. For more information, or to receive a sponsorship brochure, please email

Did you know? No?
Well, you can help

Two sobering statistics should make everyone pause.
First, as of mid-October, Memphis and Shelby County had a total of 11,591 domestic violence offenses listed by law enforcement agencies.
Second, experts say that across the country only one in every four DV incident ever is reported to authorities - an argument that the community needs reported DV offenses to go up, not down.
A coalition of organizations currently is surveying the knowledge, awareness and opinions of citizens. Responses to this survey will help determine how social service groups and others will respond to this epidemic of familial violence.
You can take the short survey here. It's anonymous, takes only a few minutes, and really can help.

Websites building 
new awareness

CrimeStoppers and its many programs are explained - and the public is engaged - in various places on the internet.
Our main website explains the organization's purpose, and keeps count on major cases in which police need help from citizens -
A companion site helps students keep their schools safer - . 

Senior citizens who are afraid or otherwise need help can find information they can use at another site -
Spanish-speaking citizens can learn about CrimeStoppers on a fourth site -
Now, because the theft of copper and other metals has become a major problem in the metro area we have launched a website for our newest program, CopperStoppers:

2574 Sam Cooper Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38112