Fallen MPD officer laid to rest

NATCHITOCHES, La. (KNOE) - The fallen Monroe police officer laid to rest Saturday morning.

Officer Chris Beaudion was killed last Sunday in the line of duty.

Officer Beaudion was originally from Natchitoches. That's where his family, friends, and brothers in blue laid him to rest.

"We're here to celebrate the life, the legacy, the loyalty of Officer Christopher Beaudion."

For friends and family of Chris Beaudoin, Saturday was about coming home.

Saturday, in his hometown, he was remembered by those whose lives he touched.

"He was a husband, he was a son, he was an uncle, he was a friend, he was a coworker, he was a dependent, he was everything you need in your life in his short time."

A short time they say was always spent helping others.

"He was always ready to lift somebody else up. His faith was an incredible kind of faith."

"Anybody who entered Chris’s space, I truly believe they left a changed person. Chris inspired everybody. He inspired me."

And everyone has their own memory of Officer Beaudion

"Don’t worry about what people say. You should know who he was. If you ever want to know who he was, social media won’t tell you who he was."

For all, staying strong is the hardest part.

"Yes there will be some crying, yes there are some questions, yes there is some pain."

But it's keeping people close to their faith.

"We will see him after a while."

And in the end, the message is a positive one.

"Whenever there's a death, there is a resurrection."