Thursday 8 December 2016

A nation mourns Garda Tony Golden

Published 16/10/2015 | 02:30

The remains of the Garda Tony Golden are brought from St Oliver Plunkett Church in Blackrock, County Louth after his State Funeral
The remains of the Garda Tony Golden are brought from St Oliver Plunkett Church in Blackrock, County Louth after his State Funeral

The awesome sea of blue that swept through the village of Blackrock in County Louth yesterday carried within it the tide of grief of a family and a nation mourning the callous murder of Garda Tony Golden.

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More than 4,500 gardai filed through the village to pay tribute to their slain colleague, the 88th member of An Garda Síochána to die in the line of duty since the formation of our "guardians of the peace".

Garda Golden, known in the village of Omeath where he served as "our garda ", is the second member to be murdered in a gun attack in less than three years.

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