Donegal Gardaí are today remembering their late colleague and friend Gary Mc Loughlin on the thirteenth anniversary of his death.
The Leitrim garda, who was stationed in Buncrana, died in the line of duty following a crash on the main Letterkenny to Derry road in December 2009.
Gary McLoughlin, son of Una and Noel McLoughlin, joined An Garda Síochána on 1st August, 2005. He served at Monaghan Garda Station during his training and on completion of same was allocated to Buncrana Garda Station, Co. Donegal in 2006.
On the night of Saturday, 12th December, 2009 Garda McLoughlin was on duty as the driver of the patrol car, accompanied by Garda Bernard McLoughlin. In the early hours of Sunday morning, 13th December, 2009, they responded to a call that a motor vehicle was acting suspiciously. During the course of their patrol the suspect vehicle crashed into the Patrol Car seriously injuring Garda Gary McLoughlin. He was removed to Letterkenny General Hospital where he died on Monday, 14th December, 2009.
Garda Mc Loughlin’s memory will forever be honoured by his colleagues in Donegal.
A tribute today said: “Gary is never far from the minds of those with whom he served and of all those who knew and loved him. He is deeply missed and will never be forgotten.”