The brave young officer died two years ago yesterday from horrific injuries he sustained when he was struck by a car at Tara Court in Letterkenny.
The Mayo man’s colleagues held a minute’s silence at Letterkenny Garda Station while a touching memorial to the 29 year old was also posted on behalf of An Garda Siochana – Donegal Division.
“You took pride in what you chose to do, Respected and loved, your smile said it all, We are proud to have served with you, As you answered the call, Your duty has ended, You work is now done,” read the memoriam.
Tributes were also paid to the late Garda by his mum and dad, his brother and sisters and his girlfriend Maria who is a teacher in Letterkenny.
Their touching memoriam reveals how the heartbroken McCallion family are still finding life impossible without Robert.
“We’ll always love and miss you with every passing day, The longing to see you one more time will never go away,” it says.
Robert’s tragic family travelled from their home on Park Road in Swinford for the recent trial of the man charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Garda McCallion.
Jamie McGrenaghan, 19, of Gortnathraw, Kerykeel pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Robert who died at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital as a result of his injuries.
McGrenaghan was found guilty of a number of other offences and received a total jail sentence of seven years.
The inquest into Garda McCallion’s is expected to be heard in the coming months.