[Ed. – Tragic as always.]
Chatéri Payne, the Shreveport police officer who was shot and killed Wednesday, has been the subject of an outpouring of grief in social media.
A Facebook page titled “RIP Officer Chateri Payne” was created after midnight.
On Payne’s own Facebook page, friends and others added comments to a Nov. 16 post by Payne herself. In that post, Payne appeared to celebrate her graduation from police officer training.
“It is an honor to be able to join such a powerful family with my Brothers and Sisters in Blue,” she wrote. “May the journey begin.”
Payne’s post had drawn a few dozen responses from friends before Wednesday. Overnight, the number of posts surged to more than 1,100.
A typical comment: “So saddening. Sending my deepest condolences to the family. Rest in peace, dear one.”
Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond has scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. today about the Wednesday slaying of Officer Chatéri Payne.