Monday 23 September 2019

Tributes in court after death of leading garda

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A judge and lawyers paid moving tributes to a Detective Superintendent who died tragically at Ballymun Garda Station on Saturday night.

Prior to the beginning of a trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday, Paul O'Higgins SC, prosecuting, said he knew Det Supt Colm Fox since his first days as a garda.

He described the senior garda as a most decent man, both professionally and in his dealings with people.

Brendan Grehan SC, defending, said the deceased was a top cop, a pleasure to deal with and someone who "always got the best out of the team around him".

Judge Karen O'Connor agreed that it was a very sad death and said her thoughts were with Det Supt Fox's family at this tragic time.

"There are very few at the Bar who won't have encountered him. I know from my own experience that any team Det Supt Fox was involved in always spoke very highly of him."

Irish Independent

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