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Police chief laid to rest

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LAKE ARTHUR, La. -

Lake Arthur Police Chief Ray Marcantel was laid to rest today.

Marcantel was elected chief of the town in 2014. He passed away this week.

His funeral was held this morning at Matthews and Son Funeral Home. The video above is his last call, a tradition observed when police officers pass away.

Marcantel had pulmonary issues and had become very ill over the past few months.

Marcantel also was a barber for more than 50 years and hosted jam sessions at his shop on the weekends. He previously had worked as a truck driver for 30 years. 

To read his full obituary, click here.

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