The Youngsville Community is mourning the loss of one of their police officers due to complications from COVID.
Police Chief Rickey Boudreaux says that officer Randy Guidry, 34, died from complications due to COVID. Boudreaux says that he was a veteran officer with two years of employment with the Youngsville PD.
"Randy was a well respected Officer in the community and within the Department. Officer Guidry was a husband, father and an outstanding officer that contracted covid while serving his community. Our Deepest condolences are with his family and children. Funeral Arrangements are pending at this time," Boudreaux stated.
Funeral arrangement have been set Guidry. Visitation will begin on Monday August 2nd at 12:00 p.m. at Miguez Funeral Home in Jennings
A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. and visitation will continue until 8:00 p.m. when the funeral home will close. On Tuesday August 3, 2021, visitation will begin at 8:00 a.m. until the service which begins 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Youngsville Police say a procession will then escort Officer Guidry and his Family to St Alphonsus Church cemetery in Maurice where he will be laid to rest.
The Mayor of Youngsville, Ken Ritter, shared a message on Friday offering condolences to Guidry's wife and family.
"He was an outstanding law enforcement officer who devoted his career to public service," said Ritter in a Facebook post. "Please join me in prayer for his wife, child, friends & family. May he Rest In Peace."
Guidry's wife Brooke also shared a message to her husband.
"You’ll forever be my always! The love of my life the one who built me into the person I am today! My rock, my everything in life," she wrote. "I promise you I will live each and everyday for the kids! We love you Daddy! Guard us from up above my love! Fly high and enjoy riding the bike in heaven! I’ll forever miss you! See you soon"
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