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Officer's bravery eclipses evil of terrorist he faced

Editor's Viewpoint

One of the most selfless acts of duty and concern for others was that of the French police officer Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame.

Without hesitation he sacrificed his life by taking the place of a female employee who was held hostage during a stand-off with an ISIS extremist at a supermarket in southern France.

This was an amazing act of exceptional bravery and an example of courage of the highest order that has resonated around the world.

Such bravery stands in sharp contrast to the actions of the terrorist whose only aim was to take as many innocent lives as possible.

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