Paris, Jan 13: A grim-faced President Francois Hollande on Tuesday led a ceremony honouring the three police officers killed in last week's Islamist attacks.
Hollande laid the Legion d'honneur medal on coffins draped in the French flag as the grieving families looked on and the national anthem rang out at the Paris police headquarters.
"They died so that we could live in freedom," Hollande said during an emotional ceremony.
"They died carrying out their duty with courage, bravery, dignity. They died as police officers."
"I assure you that the whole of France shares your pain," he told the victims' mourning relatives.