The policeman shot dead in by a gunman in central Paris last night has been named as Xavier Jugele by a French policing group.
The Flag! organisation of LGBT officers said that Mr Jugele would have turned 38 in May.
It also emerged that the officer was among those who responded to the deadly terror attack at the Bataclan concert venue in November 2015.
Mr Jugele attended the high-profile re-opening of the venue a year on, telling People magazine he had attended to "to defend our civic values".
He added: "This concert's to celebrate life. To say 'No' to terrorists."
Prosecutors describe French national with a long history of violence and criminal offences but few obvious signs of radicalisation.
A police officer has been killed and two others wounded in a shooting in the centre of Paris - here's what we know so far.