DENHAM SPRINGS - Hundreds showed up to honor the life of a Denham Springs officer killed in the line of duty.
James Foster Jr., 39, was hit by a vehicle while on his motorcycle. He was on duty and responding to a crash on I-12 last week.
Those who worked with Foster shared their stories Saturday at his funeral. "He was as likable as anybody I ever met for the past 35 years he was a gentleman very thorough, dependable loyal qualified, unselfish friendly and a man of character james had integrity," said Denham Springs police chief Scott Jones.
He was given the title of "officer of the year" two times while serving on the force in Denham Springs. He is the first Denham Springs officer to be killed in the line of duty in the organization's history, which goes back to 1903.
Foster is survived by his wife and two children.