Ahmed Merabet's coffin was driven through the streets of Paris, covered with the tricolore and taken to his local mosque in Bobigny.
It was a journey along the streets he had once patrolled and waiting for the arrival of the coffin were hundreds of family and friends, along with those police officers with whom officer Merabet had served.
They wore full ceremonial uniform with a black ribbon over their police badge to mark their loss.
We have been speaking to one of the Imams here, we have also been speaking to representatives of the Jewish community. They are very, very anxious to stress they want religious tolerance.
But as those conversations were going on, all around the graveyard were heavily armed officers, a measure of just how nervous this city is now.