The wife of a tragic Donegal Garda who took his own life at Ballyshannon Garda Station is to sue the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission.
Garda Sgt Michael Galvin, aged 48, was under mistaken criminal investigation by the policing watchdog (GSOQ) at the time.
Garda Galvin shot himself in May, 2015 while awaiting the findings of an investigation into the handling of a road death on New Year’s Day in 2015.
He and another Garda had been cleared of all wrongdoing following the tragic death of Sheena Stewart, 33, but had not been informed by GSOQ.
The Irish Star today reports that his heartbroken wife Colette Galvin has lodged High Court papers against GSOQ in the case.
A 2016 judicial inquiry into Sgt Galvin’s death ruled that GSOQ was mistaken when it began criminal proceedings into the actions of him and other officers following Ms Syewart’s death.
Sgt Galvin was a hugely popular member of An Garda Siochana and was also a talented hurler having played with Sligo.
GSOQ has declined to comment on the matter.Tags: