Debra Hogue Brantley was born and raised in Memphis Tennessee. Debra is a graduate of Fairley High School and studied Criminal Justice at Christian Brothers University.
Debra later joined the correctional team with the Shelby County Department of Correctional as an officer, and later joined the City of Memphis Police Department as an Police Service Tech, Officer, Investigator, Assistant POST Coordinator for a total of 20 years of service. Debra served the community in which she patrolled with great pride, compassion, and always finding ways to make a different in the lives she came in contact with. Debra is an active member of her church where she serves as the Assistant Pastor under the leadership of Pastor J.T. Walker. Debra is married with two sons and a host of grandchildren. Debra has participated in the Blanket Drive for the homeless Veterans, Food Drive, and the Christmas Toy Drive with The City of Memphis Debra is a 20 year contributor with the United Way Foundation. Debra is seeking and committed to making a great difference in the Homeless Veterans Community.