Xavier Jugelé, police officer killed in Paris, was defender of gay rights

Xavier Jugelé, police officer killed in Paris, was defender of gay rights

Paris: He was a proud gay man and a committed policeman. He was among the officers who responded to a terrorist attack at the Bataclan concert hall in November 2015, and he was in the crowd when Sting helped reopen the 19th-century building a year later.Xavier Jugelé, 37, a Paris police officer since 2010, himself fell victim to terrorism Thursday evening. He was in a police vehicle on the heavily guarded Champs-Élysées, Paris’s most famous boulevard, when a gunman opened fire, killing him and wounding two other officers, along with a bystander.

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The gunman was shot dead as he tried to flee; the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack a short while later.Mr Jugelé was mourned on Friday by friends and fellow officers.
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