TRÈBES – A lieutenant-colonel who himself voluntarily left a hostage in exchange for another hostage, and then was shot, is the hero of the French nation.
Minister Gérard Collomb with members of the Gendarmerie.
When the hostage-taking in Trèbes fell two dead and several wounded. Earlier in the day died the person whose car was hijacked.
The wounds are deep in France, but at the same time, they feel pride: a member of the Gendarmerie, part of the army, himself voluntarily trade places with a hostage woman, writes La Dépêche.
He was during the hostage shot and is now in critical condition. Minister Gérard Collomb of the Interior praises the military in a speech. “His heroism and courage deserve our respect.”