Special medal for family of murdered Garda Adrian Donohoe
The family of murdered Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe has received a special medal in his honour
Justice Minister Alan Shatter and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan attended Dublin Castle today as Det Donohoe's wife Caroline and two children were presented with the remembrance medal.
Detective Garda Donohoe (41) was shot dead during a robbery at a credit union at Lordship in Co Louth on January 25th and a police investigation on both sides of the border still continues.
Det Garda Donohoe's widow Caroline and their two children were presented with a Medal of Remembrance awarded during the annual garda memorial service for the 87 officers who have lost their lives in the service of the State.
Commissioner Martin Callinan described the murder of Detective Garda Donohoe as “a terrible event” that was still very raw.
Mr Shatter said: "The brutal murder of Adrian Donohoe was an unspeakable crime and life-changing for his family.
"The addition of Adrian's name to this roll of honour brings to 87 the number of members who have been killed in the line of duty. It is 87 too many.
"The government have expressed their revulsion and deep sadness and I wish on their behalf and on my own behalf to extend again my condolences to his family and to all members of An Garda Siochana. May he rest in peace."