Six bouquets of roses sits on the table in the entrance hall of the company of gendarmerie of Méru (Oise). They arrived Saturday, 24 December in the morning. “These guys, this is a anonymous has left them. Three roses for each of the constables dead, ” shows an officer before turning on his heel.
The previous evening, the pack monitoring and intervention (PSI) of Meru has lost three men in a traffic accident near Beauvais : the sub-officer Florian, Gustave, 25 years, constables, assistants, volunteers Yassaad Boumssimrat, 26 years old, and Theo Delpierre, 18. “They were assigned there for a bit. Boys very discreet, serious. We are in shock “, says a military.
Diving in the dark
In modular buildings that serve as offices and dressing rooms, the part reserved to the staffing of the PSIG is immersed in the black. No trace of life. “Given the circumstances, it has been put to rest,” says an officer. With the accident, the PSIG of Meru has gone from a membership of 19 men 16. “In the action, on the scene of the accident, one does what one has to do : secure the site, rescue, investigate. It is formatted for it, ” says a policeman. And after the fact ? Silence on his part. His eyes turn red. “They were kids “, he finally said.
Originally from Ezanville (Val d’oise), Florian Gustave had completed his school of sub-officers in Montluçon (Allier) in 2015. It was built as soon as a brigade territorial in the Oise, before joining the PSIG of Meru in September. Yassaad Boumssimrat had, him, built on the 29th of October this unity so much desired, just after having finished his curriculum of auxiliary constable at Tulle (Corrèze). He was domiciled with his mother in Margny-lès-Compiègne (Oise). Theo Delpierre was the last to arrive at the company. A native of Pas-de-Calais, he had joined the PSI on 10 November, again, just after having completed his school in Beynes (Yvelines). On the ground, “he had been the victim of a rebellion,” recalls an officer. I had to reassure him. But, between the courses, the dates, are very little seen. “
nonetheless, their disappearance is going to weigh within the company. And even beyond that. “We are all devastated,” confirms lieutenant-colonel Robert Clèche, n o 2 of the grouping of the Oise. “It was the morale in the socks,” said a constable in the department. Usually, the morning coffee, we laugh. Yesterday morning, this was not it. Three of a sudden… When I learned the news by phone, I looked at my wife, and I cried like a kid under the blow of emotion. “With the end of the year holidays, the resonance is even stronger :” to Lose the life on the eve of Christmas, I don’t know how to say… This is emotion “, he continues.
A ceremony honoring the three police constables should be held next week.
A loss of control at the origin of the drama
Three deaths and three serious injuries. This is the balance sheet of the accident, which occurred on Friday 23 December at 17: 50 to Berneuil-en-Bray, 10 km from Beauvais (Oise). No consumption of alcohol or narcotics in any case.” The vehicle of the policemen lost control of its direction and is put through on the taxiway, ” said the next day the deputy prosecutor of the city of Beauvais, Luke Pilgrim.
A criminal investigation
A pickup truck smashed into the police. The shock was such that it left them no chance of survival. The three occupants of the utility vehicle, aged 15 to 31 years, were seriously injured. Their state is ” stationary “, according to the magistrate who announced the opening of a judicial investigation on Tuesday for manslaughter and involuntary injury.