Etienne Cardiles, the partner of Xavier Jugelé, the police officer slain in an ISIS attack on Champs-Élysées in Paris in April, has married him posthumously at a ceremony attended by President Francois Hollande, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, and the current Interior Minister, Gérard Collomb.
Pour ne jamais oublier Xavier.
— Flag ! (@flagasso) April 21, 2017
Prior to Tuesday’s ceremony, Cardiles and Jugelé were PAX’d which is a form of domestic partnership that existed before marriage was allowed.
Cardiles is a functionary (high civil servant) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Here’s part of his moving eulogy, given on April 25th.
"I'm suffering without hate."Incredibly powerful eulogy by husband of the policeman murdered last week in Paris. pic.twitter.com/VZ631nmlNW
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) April 25, 2017