Monday 23 October 2017

Town pays tribute to garda killed on duty

Anita Guidera

UP to 100 people gathered at the weekend to pay tribute to a garda who was killed on duty.

Garda Robbie McCallion (29) died on April 7 last year, 10 days after he was knocked down while investigating an alleged attempted car theft in Letterkenny in Co Donegal.

On Saturday, Mayor Jim Lynch unveiled a plaque in his memory in the town park.

The garda's parents, Bob and Nancy McCallion, from Swinford, Co Mayo, laid a laurel wreath at the site. Also present were his brother, John and his sisters Deirdre and Noreen.

Two men have been charged in relation to the incident.

Irish Independent

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