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enki

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French Gendarme
« on: March 24, 2018, 11:11:15 AM »
Just a tribute to the French gendarme, Arnaud Beltrame, who died after swapping himself for a hostage in the supermarket siege. It was an act of selfless courage on his part, and France are, I'm sure, justifiably proud of what he did.
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Re: French Gendarme
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 12:28:33 PM »
Indeed: an astonishing act of selflessness.

We should spare a thought too for the lady he replaced as a hostage, since I'd imagine she must be especially distraught at this outcome.

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 03:30:02 PM »
Indeed: an astonishing act of selflessness.

We should spare a thought too for the lady he replaced as a hostage, since I'd imagine she must be especially distraught at this outcome.

Good point.

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2018, 09:33:23 PM »
So courageous.

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Re: French Gendarme
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 01:28:07 PM »
Very brave, selfless and tragic. I feel for his family. He was due to get married in June and the wedding ceremony took place in the hospital hours before he died. 

Mr Beltrame’s mother told RTL radio that, for her son, ‘to defend the homeland’ was ‘his reason to live’. ‘He would have said to me, ‘I’m doing my job, Mom, nothing more’,’ she said.


http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/27/hero-arnaud-beltrame-throat-slashed-french-hostage-taking-trebes-carcassone-attack-7419539/?ito=cbshare
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Re: French Gendarme
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018, 10:47:49 AM »
Very brave, selfless and tragic. I feel for his family. He was due to get married in June and the wedding ceremony took place in the hospital hours before he died. 

Mr Beltrame’s mother told RTL radio that, for her son, ‘to defend the homeland’ was ‘his reason to live’. ‘He would have said to me, ‘I’m doing my job, Mom, nothing more’,’ she said.


http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/27/hero-arnaud-beltrame-throat-slashed-french-hostage-taking-trebes-carcassone-attack-7419539/?ito=cbshare

It was more than his Job.  How sad in this day and age such awful things can happen. No greater love can a person have than to lay down their life for another. I am sure he has the rest his courage has deservedly earned. His family can be proud and the woman he saved should mourn but be grateful and live everyday to the fullest in the memory and honour of what he did.
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