Garda Gary McLoughlin, who was from Ballinamore in Leitrim, and his colleague, Garda Bernard McLoughlin (23), were both taken to Letterkenny General Hospital after a car they had been pursuing towards the border, turned around and drove straight at the patrol car which they had pulled into the side of the road.Don McMahan attended the funeral and shared these pictures.
According to a garda source the patrol car had pulled in as far as it could onto the hard shoulder but the advancing Astra seemed to lose control and drove straight into the driver's door of the patrol car.
Garda McLaughlin tragically lost his life in the line of duty and was laid to rest today(December12) in his home village of Fenagh, County Leitrim . Garda McLoughlin was given a state funeral with full An Garda Síochána honors. it was a very moving experience ...Don also has more photographs on his web site at: