Paul Williams writing in the Irish Independent on Friday, 16th October, has an article under the heading – Time to Reflect on the Selfless courage and dedication of Gardai on the frontline. It reads ” As they laid the latest Garda hero to rest on a calm autumn day, the 88th officer to lose his life in the line of duty since the foundation of An Garda Síochána, the whole nation mourns with them. The decent people of Ireland – the silent majority – have always expressed universal shock and revulsion when one of their guardians of the peace is murdered needlessly while helping a vulnerable member of the community.
It is only when tragedies like this occur that we reflect on the selfless courage and dedication of our Gardai as they put themselves in harms way on a daily basis to honour their oath to –Protect and Serve”.
Read the Irish Independent article Time to Relect on the Courage & Dedication of Gardai