By Steve Dellar  |  03-28-2018   News
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Paris, and with it the whole of France, drew to a halt today for Lieutenant-Colonel Mr Arnaud Beltrame, the national hero who gave his life for the nation last week when he swapped himself in exchange for a female hostage of the ISIS terrorist during the supermarket attack in Trèbes.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Emmanuel Macron: Police officer Arnaud Beltrame embodies &quot;the French spirit of resistance&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HommageNational?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HommageNational</a> <a href="https://t.co/jSZ6z2Nv4L">pic.twitter.com/jSZ6z2Nv4L</a></p>&mdash; euronews (@euronews) <a href="https://twitter.com/euronews/status/978939986832707585?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote>

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President Emmanuel Macron posthumously decorated Mr Beltrame with the “Légion d’Honneur”, France’s highest military accolade.

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Mr Macron read a eulogy as the country wept and the coffin draped in the French flag was laid down in the cobbled courtyard of the Place des Invalides.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Arnaud Beltrame traded himself for a hostage during the Trebes attack. It cost him his life but saved another<br><br>Today, France honoured the slain policeman with a hero&#39;s send-off<br><br>Read more: <a href="https://t.co/WfcJNUbgAy">https://t.co/WfcJNUbgAy</a> <a href="https://t.co/sHFonN8shB">pic.twitter.com/sHFonN8shB</a></p>&mdash; The Telegraph (@Telegraph) <a href="https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/978990193586786304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"To be willing to die so that innocent people continue to live, this is the heart of a soldier's promise."

"To be ready to give your own life because nothing is more important than the life of a citizen, this is the ultimate effect of the transcendence he bore."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Powerful images from the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HommageNational?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HommageNational</a> to slain gendarme Arnaud Beltrame, who swapped himself for a hostage in Friday&#39;s radical Islamist attack. <br><br>Officers held a minute&#39;s silence and President Macron gave him France&#39;s highest award, the Legion of Honour. (Credit: Getty) <a href="https://t.co/F3HyfZYjei">pic.twitter.com/F3HyfZYjei</a></p>&mdash; ᴊᴀᴄᴋ ᴍᴏᴏʀᴇ (@JFXM) <a href="https://twitter.com/JFXM/status/978959505903046656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote>

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A minute's silence was observed at all police stations across France, and all-over Europe flags were lowered to half-mast on public buildings to pay respect.

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Source:

https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/978990193586786304

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