Tuesday 28 February 2017

Garda Golden made the ultimate sacrifice

Editorial

Editorial

Gda Tony Golden
Gda Tony Golden

The murder of a young garda in Omeath last night is a tragedy for his family, An Garda Siochana and the country.

Garda Tony Golden, a married father of three children - all under the age of eight - made the ultimate sacrifice to protect his community on a quiet Sunday night when he and colleagues responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the sleepy north Louth village.

Accompanying a distressed young woman to her home, Garda Golden was shot dead by a suspected dissident, Adrian Crevan Mackin, who also shot his partner before killing himself.

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