Captain Shreve High School remembers fallen SPD Officer, Chatéri Payne

Officer Payne was known as a leader on the track team

Captain Shreve Track Coach remembers fallen SPD officer

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The death of Officer Chatéri Payne has shattered the hearts of people across Shreveport.

She graduated from Captain Shreve High School in 2014 and was known as a prominent leader on the track team. Marita Hunt, her track coach, says she considered her a daughter and kept in contact with her after graduation.

“She was a fun person to be around, she made everyone laugh,” said Coach Hunt. “Her legacy would be her leadership qualities and I wasn’t surprised that she became an officer.”

During Payne’s time in high school, she helped the team earn a District 1- AAAAA Champion.

Payne graduated from the Shreveport Police and Fire Training Academy in November, fulfilling her dream of becoming a police officer.

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