A young gendarme died Saturday evening in Port-Sainte-Marie (Lot-et-Garonne) after being violently struck by a vehicle that the police were trying to stop after several refusals to comply. Mélanie Lemée, 25, from Orne, Normandy, was hit head-on by a car trying to bypass an interception device placed on the RD813, about twenty kilometers west of Agen .
A drama which obviously made react the new Prime Minister, Jean Castex, but also everyone of the hexagonal judo since the young woman also shone on the tatami mats. "She was a great sportswoman, with many qualities," recalls Frédéric Lemars, his judo teacher at Ferté-Macé then in the Judo 61 Alliance interviewed by France Bleu . “She climbed onto the podiums of several national championships, she joined the INSEP in Paris then turned to the police after a knee injury. But she was French military champion in 2019 and world (bronze) medalist in 2016. "
Thoughts for Mélanie Lemée, her family and loved ones
Young judokate and gendarme, she died yesterday in the exercise of her functions pic.twitter.com/3yF32VIh5I
Teddy Riner quickly paid tribute to him through a message on his Twitter account where he shared his "thoughts Mélanie Lemée, her family and loved ones." Four-time world champion, Clarisse Agbegnenou also spoke of the disappearance of her "sister in arms." I offer my condolences to his family and loved ones. ” A kitty has been set up on the Leetchi platform in support of the family. It has already collected more than 6,000 euros this Monday morning.
One of my sisters-in-arms left us too early because of a driver. I offer my condolences to his family, loved ones / @ Gendarmerie. Please, during this period of departure on vacation, respect the highway code and living together https://t.co/ngPAHx1Tm4- AGBÉGNÉNOU Clarisse (@ Gnougnou25) July 5, 2020
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