Amateur Boxing Champion Gives
Life to Save Son in Oslo Slayings
By Dave McKee July 26, 2011
1989 Norwegian amateur champion, Trond
Berntsen (b.1960), was one of the victims of the terrorist attack on the
small island of Ut°ya outside of Oslo July 22, 2011. He worked as a
guard on the island where terrorist Anders Breivik opened fire at a
youth camp. Berntsen was a well regarded boxer in the1980's and took
part in many international and Scandinavian tournaments.
The London Evening Standard has reported the off-duty policeman gave his
life protecting his ten year old son. Having shoved his son into hiding,
the unarmed Bernsten confronted the terrorist and was slain.
Bernsten, in addition to being a boxing champion and courageous father
of two, was the step-brother of Crown Princess Mette-Marit. He became a member of the royal
family his father, the late Rolf Berntsen, married Princess
Mette-Marit's mother in 1994.
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