Terry Prone: Garda Golden's death sparks shock - and true gratitude
It is strange how the death of a garda on duty shocks the community. It is a local shock but a national shock too.
In one fell swoop, it moves us beyond the day-to-day headlines to a reminder and a recognition of what officers in the force actually do, and what they actually stand for.
They are the Guardians of the Peace, and, every now and then, the peace is not easy to guard.