A policeman GIGN was killed Saturday in Gassin (Var) during an operation conducted to control a frenzied 80, who had wounded his companion during a family dispute, from burdening the balance sheet of the police or gendarmes shot dead in intervention.
killed Constable Gassin, born in April 1978, was married with two children, said the gendarmerie. He was group leader at the antenna of the GIGN 0range.
The madman had entrenched Saturday morning at his home after shooting his girlfriend with a hunting weapon. He lives in a villa in a residential area of Gassin in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
Slightly injured, the woman managed to escape and then she gave the alert to the gendarmerie. Gendarmes antenna Orange GIGN, including in particular two negotiators were dispatched to the scene to 0900. But when the intervention column approached the house, around 11:00, the man hiding behind his garage, arose and fired a cartridge with the gendarmes, touching fatally in the neck and face whoever was in the lead .
the gunman then tried to set fire to his house before fleeing in the area and to pull a cartridge into the injured bouche.Grièvement the torn jaw, he had a stop heart but could be resuscitated before being evacuated by helicopter to a hospital in Nice.
It was unclear Saturday afternoon causing the family dispute.
President François Hollande sent his “deepest condolences” to the family of the policeman and his family “in these painful circumstances” and assured them of “the solidarity of the nation”, in a statement.
“Respect and gratitude”
“Deeply saddened by the death of a policeman in Gassin. Integer support for all those involved in hazardous conditions,” responded in a tweet the Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has expressed, in a statement, his emotion and announced that he would preside over “all soon” a ceremony of homage to the gendarme.
“Every day, police and gendarmes expose their lives to protect others, and as such, they deserve the respect and gratitude of our citizens,” wrote the minister.
the Director General of the national gendarmerie General Denis Favier, was expected at the scene Saturday drama, as General David Galtier, commander of the gendarmerie region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.
at least 20 members of the GIGN died during the interventions for ten years, at least eleven policemen or gendarmes shot dead.
in the PACA region, a police officer of 37 years, the BAC Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône) was injured by a bullet in the head with Kalashnikovs and two in the shoulder during a chase with a gang of burglars in Vitrolles ( Bouches-du-Rhône) November 28, 2011. President Nicolas Sarkozy, came to his bedside in hospital north of Marseille, announced his death on 8 December.
Nearly seven months later, June 17, 2012, two policemen women 29 and 35 years who intervened to settle a dispute in the village of Collobrières (Var), had been shot.