Arnaud Beltrame, heroic French police officer 1973-2018, by Slawomiro

Arnaud Beltrame, heroic French police officer 1973-2018, by Slawomiro

Arnaud Jean-Georges Beltrame (18 April 1973 – 24 March 2018) was a lieutenant colonel in the French Gendarmerie nationale and deputy commander of the Departmental Gendarmerie’s Aude unit. Beltrame was killed by a terrorist at Trèbes after having exchanged himself for a hostage.  Arnaud Beltrame was known as a devout Catholic and devoted police officer.  For his bravery and adherence to duty he was posthumously promoted to colonel and made a Commander of the Legion of Honour.