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Police officers to pay tribute to killed colleague
Luxembourg

Police officers to pay tribute to killed colleague

20.07.2015 From our online archive
Luxembourg police union SNPGL on Wednesday is hosting a march to remember police officer Yasmine Grisius who was killed while on duty during a traffic control.

(CS/ml) Luxembourg police union SNPGL on Wednesday is hosting a march to remember police officer Yasmine Grisius who was killed while on duty during a traffic control.

Grisius was carrying out a vehicle check in the early hours of June 5 when her colleague motioned another car to stop. The second driver hit Grisius, who was caught between both cars, leaving her in critical condition. She later died of her injuries.

The mother of two was awarded a posthumous medal at this year's National Day ceremony at the Philharmonie. The medal was handed to her husband by Grand Duke Henri, with many of the guests at the ceremony moved to tears by the gesture.

On July 22, police officers will host a vigil to remember their colleague. Members of the public wishing to pay their respects are welcome to join the the march, which starts at the Centre Culturel in Dippach at 2pm and then makes it way to the site of the fatal accident, where flowers will be laid.

While the union acknowledged in a statement that many officers will not be able to take part as they will be on duty at the time, it explained that it “wants to try and prevent this tragic accident from being forgotten too quickly.”