Funeral services held for Shreveport City Marshal Charlie Caldwell Jr.
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The community gathered to honor the life of Shreveport Marshal Charlie Caldwell Jr. on Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1.
Caldwell was pronounced dead after he fell overboard near Destin, Fla. and failed to resurface. His body was later discovered by a kayaker in the Gulf of Mexico.
Caldwell had more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, with five of those being with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office. He had served as city marshal since 2008.
“It’s going to be very sad. I’m going to think of him quite often because we talked on the telephone a lot more than we saw each other, but it was so good to know that I had a friend,” said SPD Chief Wayne Smith.
Pews filled with loved ones listened to speeches from those close to Caldwell.
“I miss him dearly. I miss my friend, my brother, my mentor. Marshal Caldwell was a great guy, a great boss, a great friend and most importantly he was a great mentor,” said Interim Shreveport Marshal James Jefferson.
The visitation was held Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Summer Grove Baptist Church. The funeral was held at the same location Friday at 11 a.m.
FULL VIDEO OF FUNERAL SERVICES
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