Saturday, December 19, 2009

Garda Funeral

I'm sure you all heard about the 24 year old Garda who was killed in a car accident recently.
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.
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.
Don McMahan attended the funeral and shared these pictures.
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To quote Don:
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:
http://www.donmcmahan.com/

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1223/mcdermottm.html

Mick T. said...

http://www.nwipp-newspapers.com/DN/free/349088176248152.php

"THE Raphoe based father of the driver of the car which ploughed into the garda patrol car leading to the death of Garda Gary McLoughlin this week has expressed his sorrow at what happened."

Mick T. said...

And another Garda hit by a car in Letterkenny:
http://www.herald.ie/national-news/garda-knocked-down-by-driver-1996617.html

"A Garda sustained minor injuries when she was knocked down by a suspected drunk driver.

The incident happened in the Ballymacool estate, in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, at 3pm after gardai responded to a report of alleged drunk driving yesterday.

The garda stepped out on to the road and signalled the driver to stop but he failed to do so and she was knocked down.

She was treated in hospital for hand injuries. The driver was arrested at the scene and charged with drink driving and dangerous driving."