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.