First-ever full-time female Garner police officer killed in car crash

GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Garner Police Department is mourning a loss after one of their own was killed in an early Thursday morning crash.

Authorities said former officer Iris Motley was killed in a crash along Highway 70 at Jessup Drive.

The police department said in a Thursday morning message, Motley was the first woman hired by the Garner Police Department and the first woman officer retiree.

Motley had a lengthy resume in her community. In her years at GPD, Motley served as a patrol officer on the crime prevention team and a dare officer for Creech road and Vance elementary schools.
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