Bennetta Bet-Badal worked for the San Bernadino County's Department of Public Health. On Dec. 2, 2015, during a mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in her county, she was shot and killed. Betbadhal was one of 14 people killed by a husband and wife team of terrorists.
At her service on Monday, Dec. 14, hundreds were present to honor her and give their support to her family. Her husband, Arlen Verdehyou greeted family and friends as their three children, ages 10, 12 and 15 stood by his side.
Bet-Badal was born and raised in Iran and left the country when she was 18. She fled "to escape Islamic extremism and the persecution of Christians that followed the Iranian Revolution," according to the family's personal GoFundMe page. The service was filled with kind words, honor, tears and a variety of people from co-workers, to police officers, to many members of the Assyrian-American community she was a part of. Take a look at some moments that took place at the end of the service prior to her burial.