Arnaud Beltrame

March 23, 2018

When a Daesh terrorist took hostages in a French supermarket, Lieutenant Colonel Beltrame offered himself up as a swap for the woman the terrorist was using as a human shield. When Beltrame switched places, he also brought his phone with the line open so police outside could monitor the situation.

When the terrorist shot Beltrame, the police stormed the supermarket. He was mortally wounded, but his heroism will be remembered.