“All of France is in mourning”.
While traveling to a police station in Sarcelles, in the Val d'Oise, Prime Minister Jean Castex paid tribute to Eric Masson, shot dead two days ago in Avignon during an anti-upsets operation.
He also announced an envelope of 10 million euros for the security of the police stations, "in particular following the tragedy of Rambouillet".
On April 23, a knife attack was linked to the Rambouillet (Yvelines) police station, killing a police officer.
“Eric Masson was an exemplary police officer, he was your colleague.
A servant of the State, of the Republic, who died in the service of his country.
He was involved in the fight against daily insecurity, and more particularly, in the fight against trafficking, ”declared the Prime Minister, in a tribute to the police officer.
“He was shot at point blank range by an individual who took a handgun from his bag and opened fire four times.
Eric Masson is the second police officer killed on duty this year.
In 2020, seven of our police officers lost their lives on a mission to ensure our safety, ”he recalled, visiting this Sarcelles police station, targeted by mortar fire in March.
It will be rebuilt, promised Jean Castex.
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“More than ever, we will continue to deploy additional police and gendarmes on the ground,” assured Jean Castex.