Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors Statement on Death of Detective Garda
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) has expressed its deepest condolences to the family of a Garda Detective shot in Castlerea overnight.
The AGSI described the incident as a devastating loss for his family, friends and colleagues.
General Secretary Antoinette Cunningham says the incident has sent shock waves right throughout the force with a deep sense of grief and loss felt.
“I would like to extend the condolences of our 2300 members to the family of our colleague this morning. He went to work to protect and serve and in the line of duty has lost his life.
“This is a stark reminder of the dangers of policing and the risks that members of An Garda Siochana take on the front line. Our colleague is the 89th serving Garda to die since the force was established.
“Our thoughts today are with his family in Roscommon and Mayo and also his colleagues in Roscommon. We are united in grief.”
“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”