Hero Police Officer Gave His Life In Exchange For A Hostage During Terrorist Attack
March 27, 2018
On March 23rd, a supermarket in southwestern France came under attack of the Islamic State terrorist. The man was armed and took hostages, which resulted in deaths of four people with 16 more injured. One of the victims was the French police officer, who died as a result of heroic act.
Duty to protect above everything else
Arnaud Beltrame, the French police officer, offered to change places with one of the hostages during the tragic event. Once the terrorist opened fire, the tactical unit was able to intervene and took down the gunman. Unfortunately, Beltrame, along with the three other hostages, was shot, and later, he died of his wounds at the age of 44.