The police officer who eliminated four of the terrorists in Cambrils is a former special forces soldier and agreed to work overtime after the earlier terror attack in Barcelona.
Watch: Footage of the police officer and the Cambrils attack
This morning (Monday), new details about the police officer who shot and eliminated the terrorists in the Spanish city of Cambrils were revealed. The police officer, whose identity wasn’t revealed to protect him, is a former special forces soldier and was working overtime to support his family when the terror attack happened.
He wasn’t supposed to work that evening but agreed to after the earlier terror attack in Barcelona. After being called to the scene, he managed to eliminate four of the terrorists by himself. The fifth terrorist managed to murder a woman before another police officer eliminated him.
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A member of his unit said that he was a quiet family man and not the typical “Rambo” type. Others from his unit said that he is usually on field patrols and also does lectures in schools about safety and security.