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Detective superintendent PJ Browne

Detective superintendent PJ Browne

Detective superintendent PJ Browne

PJ BROWNE, the retired detective superintendent who died last week, was on the beat as a young uniformed guard on the Navan Road in Dublin when he was stopped by a fellow Listowel garda, Gerry O'Carroll, and asked was he interested in "going for detective".

The meeting took place in the early Seventies – the two had not known each other before but knew of each other's families. "I never knew him up till then at all. Of course, I knew of the Brownes of Listowel. I was a motorbike guard and I'd heard there was a Listowel man in Cabra so I went over and we had a long chat. We both decided to go up and a year or so later PJ became a detective," O'Carroll said.


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