Special honor at funeral for nurse killed in hospital parking garage
At Nurse Carlie Beaudin's funeral Saturday, the Wisconsin Nurses Honor Guard paid tribute by reciting the pledge that is typically read when someone becomes a nurse. They say many nurses in attendance stood at the funeral to honor Beaudin as the pledge was read, symbolizing a final call to duty.
"We had maybe 100 nurses today that stood of our sister, Carlie," Wisconsin Nurses Honor Guard Member Jamie Bohacek said. "We know as a profession that we are united."
Beaudin was brutally murdered. The 33-year-old was found bleeding from the head and frozen to the ground under a car in Froedtert Memorial Hospital's parking garage on January 25. Her family describes her as someone who cared for everyone and everything.
"My heart is broken for her, my heart is broken for her family," Wisconsin Nurses Honor Guard Member Jennifer Martin said.
In the last two years, the Wisconsin Nurses Honor Guard has honored more than 50 fallen nurses across the state. Volunteer members of the non-profit, attend funerals, pay tribute to fallen nurses and do what's natural to them, help others. They gave their support at Beaudin's funeral on Saturday.
"We were there to help wipe away tears, to help provide hugs and listen to some amazing stories," Bohacek said.
Beaudin will be remembered as a compassionate nurse, who healed and cared for patients.
"Thank you for all of the hours you put in caring for your patients and their families," Bohacek said. "Just know dear sister that we will be carrying your light on into the future."
Out of respect for Carlie Beaudin's family, CBS 58 News did not attend her funeral.