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Family plans to honor the life of nurse killed in Froedtert parking garage

Posted at 10:07 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 23:19:51-05

The family of the nurse practitioner killed in a parking garage outside Froedtert Hospital is planning a memorial service in her honor.

Carlie Beaudin was found after Kenneth Freeman allegedly confronted and attacked her last week.

A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Brookfield. Visitation will start at 9 a.m.

Beaudin's family trying to focus on her life not death.

"It has been very distressing reading the details of the incident, as well as learning more details about the man who did it," said Leah Watson, Beaudin's sister-in-law.

"You want revenge, but what does that do?" questioned Nick Beaudin, Carlie's husband. "You want anger, but what does that do?"

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, which is connected to Froedtert, sent out an updated email to employees Friday saying the hospital system is "enhancing and improving our security presence, including adding security personnel for patrols. Additionally, we will engage an external consultant to review security operations system wide and offer recommendations to further strengthen them, placing a strong emphasis on the following areas: number and presence of security personnel; utilization of security technology; physical environment, education and communication about safety and security; greater coordination with our campus partners."

The email goes on to say, "our Security team operates more than 500 security cameras used as an investigative tool and to deter crime. Cameras are located in our facilities, grounds and parking structures."

Meanwhile, many people are stepping-up in the wake of Beaudin's tragic death. MK Protection Strategies in Menomonee Falls is offering a free self-defense workshop for all nurses, who've been traumatized by what happened to Beaudin.

Many of them say it could have been them, and question the security that's in place in hospital parking garages. For information on how to sign-up for the workshop, call 414-795-5598.