Emergency service personnel, including New Ross gardaí, observed a minute's silence for Det Garda Colm Horkan who was killed in Co Roscommon.
The crowd - observing social distancing rules - stood at noon on Sunday in front of the tricolour as Garda Horkan's funeral was taking place in his native Co Mayo, for a minute's silence outside New Ross Garda Station.
Supt McDonald said gardaí from the station and those living in the area and some who were off duty attended, along with local firemen, ambulance workers and family members of gardaí.
Garda Horkan's death happened during a routine call, he said. 'These are routine calls our members attend on a regular basis. Unfortunately this one resulted in a fatality.'
Det Garda Horkan died after he was shot several times in Castlerea on Wednesday. Stephen Silver, a 43-year-old mechanic with an address at Aughavard, Foxford, Co Mayo, was charged with Garda Horkan's murder on Friday. Queues of people signed a book of condolences at the station over the weekend, leaving messages for the popular garda who was shot while trying to arrest the accused during the course of his duties.
New Ross Standard