Friday 22 September 2017

PSNI officer's heroism was an affront to warped dissidents

Members of the PSNI carry the remains of Ronan Kerr through Beragh, Co Tyrone, yesterday
Members of the PSNI carry the remains of Ronan Kerr through Beragh, Co Tyrone, yesterday

Members of the PSNI carry the remains of Ronan Kerr through Beragh, Co Tyrone, yesterday.

Ronan Kerr was a role model. His mother described him as intelligent and empathetic. The PSNI recruit from Omagh was prepared to put his life on the line to follow his calling. And what a calling that was -- joining a police force in defiance of "dissidents" and helping to bridge the sectarian divide.

It matters that he was a Catholic. The work of policing the peace in Northern Ireland needs a healthy quota of recruits from all sides.

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