Slain French officer symbolised ‘French spirit of resistance’: Macron

Paris (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute Wednesday to the heroic policeman who died after swapping himself for a hostage in a jihadist attack, saying he symbolised the “French spirit of resistance”.

Addressing mourners at a solemn ceremony at the Invalides military museum in Paris, Macron compared Arnaud Beltrame’s sacrifice to those of France’s World War II heroes and said his example would “remain etched in French hearts”.