FOUR Donegal Gardaí killed in the line of duty will be among those remembered at a special ceremony in Dublin today.
A commemoration ceremony for the 88 members of An Garda Síochána killed in the line of duty will take place in Dublin Castle.
Among those honoured will be Garda Michael Lawless, Sergeant Paul Reid, Garda Robert McCallion and Garda Gary McLoughlin.
A tribute from the Donegal division of An Garda Síochána said: “While today is a special day for remembering them, they are never far from our minds every day. We honour their memory. We stand with the families, friends and wider community in sharing our deep loss. May they all rest in peace.”
Today’s ceremony will have limited guests in attendance due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The Garda Commissioner and Minister for Justice and Equality will be in attendance.
Garda Lawless, who was attached to Bundoran Garda Station, died in January 1993 when the car in which he was traveling crashed while on his way to Dublin for a Garda Representative Association (GRA) meeting.
Sergeant Reid was on peace monitoring duties with UNPROFPR in Bosnia in May 1995. The vehicle was struck by a sniper’s bullet and crashed, fatally injuring Sergeant Reid, who was attached to Burnfoot Garda station and who also served in Leterkenny, Carrigans, Milford and Buncrana while in Donegal.
In March 2009, Garda McCallion, who served at Letterkenny Garda Station, was on duty at Tara Court, Letterkenny, when he was struck by a vehicle. Garda McCallion lost his fight for life in April, 2009.
In December, 2009, Garda McLoughlin, who worked in Buncrana Garda Station, was on duty when his patrol car was stuck by another vehicle. Garda McLoughlin died a day later in Letterkenny hospital.Tags: