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    French President Francois Hollande holds a medal in front of the coffin of late police officer Clarissa Jean-Philippe during a national tribute at the Paris Prefecture for the three police officers killed during last week's attacks by Islamic militants, January 13, 2015.

    Hollande Commemorates Police Officers Killed in Terror Attacks

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    French President Francois Hollande along with other members of the law enforcement community attend a ceremony of honoring three police officers killed during the recent terrorist attacks.

    PARIS, January 13 (Sputnik) – French President Francois Hollande arrived Tuesday morning at the Paris Police Prefecture to attend a ceremony honoring three police officers killed during recent terror attacks.

    Several hundred members of the law enforcement community gathered in the prefecture's courtyard, alongside Paris prosecutor Francois Molins, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Justice Minister Christine Taubira, Minister of Culture and Communication Fleur Pellerin, and other high-ranking officials.

    All police officers were posthumously awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France.

    Two of the three police officers, Franck Binsolaro and Ahmed Merabe, died in the gun massacre at French magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7. The following day, female police officer Clarissa Jean-Philippe was shot dead in the Paris suburb of Montrouge. On January 9, several people were taken hostage in a kosher food supermarket in eastern Paris, with four of the hostages killed.

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