FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Officer Killed in Paris Terror Attack Sparks #JeSuisAhmed Hashtag

January 09, 2015  | 

A Paris police officer killed in Wednesday’s attack on the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo has drawn special attention on social media, after he was reported by local media to be a Muslim police officer, reports ABC News.

Ahmed Merabet was one of 12 killed in the attack on the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo by the gunmen, French authorities said. Another officer protecting the magazine's editor was also killed.

Merabet served in a police station in the eleventh arrondissment of Paris and was also a Muslim, according to the newspaper Le Figaro and other local reports.

After news broke that Merabet was reportedly a Muslim, supporters took to social media using the hashtag #JeSuisAhmed, or "I am Ahmed," to show their support for the officer.

Related:

Video: 3 French Terror Suspects Killed, Including 1 in Female Officer's Death


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

kevCopAz @ 1/9/2015 1:49 PM

Just like here in US A COP is a cop and a crook is a crook, the crooks do not care who or what you are other then you are not one of them and you are a cop.
Rest in peace my French Brother.

BT @ 1/9/2015 7:03 PM

Muslim radicals are the problem. Not Muslims in general.
Muslim radicals should be exterminated. Yes, rest in peace
my french brother.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Tactical Flashlights: What and When
How do you pick a tactical flashlight that best serves you on duty?
Video: Atlanta Officer Rescues Dog from Burning Building
Wrinkler pulled the dog out and the pup can be seen struggling to breathe on the officer’s...
Baltimore’s New Police Commissioner Says First Days of Anti-Crime “Blitz” Successful
De Sousa said an effort to deploy more officers onto the street for a 13-day operation had...
MS Officer Seriously Injured in Crash
The officer was attempting to stop a van reported as stolen, Fulks told the Sun Herald,...
Video: Two Killed, 17 Injured in KY School Shooting; Suspect in Custody
The suspect will be charged with two counts murder and multiple counts of attempted...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine