The Guardian:

The French gendarme who was shot after he swapped places with several people being held by a terrorist gunman has died.

The interior minister, Gérard Collomb, announced the death of Lt ColArnaud Beltrame shortly before 6am (French time) on Saturday.

“We will never forget his heroism, his bravery, his sacrifice. With a heavy heart, I send the support of the entire country to his family, friends and colleagues of the gendarmerie of the Aude,” Collomb tweeted.

More:

Arnaud Beltrame: France lauds policeman who swapped with hostage – BBC

‘He saved lives’: Arnaud Beltrame, police officer who traded places with a hostage, to be honored by France – Washington Post