They were intervening in a case of domestic violence. Three gendarmes were killed near Saint-Just (Puy-de-Dôme), on the night of Tuesday 22 to Wednesday 23 December. Actively wanted, the author of the shootings was found dead in his vehicle shortly before 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Brigadier Arno Mavel, 21, Lieutenant Cyrille Morel, 45 and Warrant Officer Rémi Dupuis, 37, belonged to Ambert’s company in Puy-de-Dôme. Franceinfo looks back on their journey.
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Arno Mavel, Brigadier, 21
Arno mavel is the first to be fatally injured by the madman. Despite the treatment provided on site, he succumbed to his injuries. He was a volunteer assistant gendarme within the Platoon surveillance and intervention of the gendarmerie (PSIG) from Ambert.
Rémi Dupuis, warrant officer, 37 years old
Rémi Dupuis, adjutant in the Ambert Brigade Community (COB), was from Pertuis, in the Vaucluse. “The city is particularly affected by this tragedy, one of the gendarmes killed being the son of a Pertuisian family very involved in the associative life. The elected officials present their sincere condolences to their families, to their relatives, as well as to the whole of their fellow gendarmes and bow to the courage and commitment they have shown in the exercise of their mission “, mayor Roger Pellenc reacted in a statement relayed by France 3 Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur.
He was the father of two children, according to information from franceinfo.
Cyrille Morel, lieutenant, 45 years old
Cyrille Morel was also the father of a family. he had taken second command of Ambert’s COB in October 2017. The newspaper The mountain then painted his portrait: born in 1975 in Roanne, he began his career in the national gendarmerie by entering the Montargis training school in 1998. “Assigned to Lezoux, he passed the examination for non-commissioned officer and joined the school of Chaumont, in Haute-Marne. In 2000, he chose to join the brigade of Tuchan, in Aude where he remained for six years”, wrote the regional daily.
In 2005, Cyrille Morelle successfully passed the competitive examination of judicial police officer and in 2006 joined the territorial brigade of Saint-Amant-Tallende (Puy-de-Dôme), continued The mountain. The gendarme continued his ascent within the institution by being promoted to chief housekeeper in 2009 then adjutant in 2011. Three years later, he took his first command post at the Combronde brigade in 2014 then chose to join the COB d’Ambert.