Cambrils police officer is former special forces soldier, agreed to work overtime

People fishing off a jetty in Cambrils Spain August 2013

This morning (Monday), new details about the police officer who shot and eliminated the terrorists in the Spanish city of Cambrils are revealed.

A lone police officer, who shot and killed four members of a terrorist cell in the second Spain terror attack in the coastal town of Cambrils on Thursday suffered a "severe emotional shock", El Mundo, the second largest daily newspaper of Spain, reported on Sunday.

It is a "rapid reaction force" which bears the nickname "Bridegrooms of Death', and is modelled on the legendary French Foreign Legion". Now an officer with the Mossos d'Esquadra, the Catalan regional police, he was working overtime when five terrorists launched an attack in Cambrils on Friday. After being called to the scene, he managed to eliminate four of the terrorists by himself.

He had joined the police force looking for a more stable and less unsafe life, and wasn't meant to be working last Thursday when terrorists struck the heart of Spain, in Barcelona.

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One woman was killed and six others were wounded in the attack-which mirrored the horrific events eight hours earlier in Barcelona and Charlottesville, Virginia late last week.

He was in a patrol vehicle with another police officer when the five terrorists drove into Cambrils to continue their campaign of terror, ploughing their black Audi A3 into a group of pedestrians.

The terrorists, wearing fake suicide vests, quickly jumped out of the vehicle armed with an axe and knives. Another, who escaped, stabbed a woman in the neck before...

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