Tuesday 12 December 2017

Garda shot just a few miles from the scene of Donohoe murder

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe who was killed last night 25th Jan 2013
Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe who was killed last night 25th Jan 2013
The remains of Garda Adrian Donohoe are carried to his grave at Lordship Cemetary this evening pictured after the State Funeral of Garda Adrian Donohoe at St Joseph's Redemptorist Church, Dundalk.

THE latest murder of a garda happened near the scene of where Detective Adrian Donohoe was gunned down just two years ago.

Last night, garda Tony Golden became the second officer killed in the line of duty on Co Louth's Cooley peninsula.

Just a few miles away is the scene of the shocking murder of Det Donohoe.

Father-of-two Det Donohoe (41) was shot dead as he approached a gang robbing Lordship Credit Union, near Dundalk, Co Louth, on January 25, 2013.

He was shot on the rural road near his home as he accompanied cash lifts from the credit union.

Investigations are continuing into the murder of the hero garda.

Five people were believed to be involved in the shooting.

A key suspect in the case is believed to still be living in the Co Louth area, and is often spotted close to where Det Donohoe was gunned down.

Meanwhile, the suspected shooter is understood to have moved to Boston since the crime.

Despite the slow progress in the probe gardai are committed to bringing those responsible for the untimely death of their colleague to justice. Almost 20 gardai have been murdered in the course of their duties in the past 50 years.

During the Troubles, 12 gardai were murdered by the IRA and another five killed by off-shoot republican terror groups.

Det Garda Jerry McCabe was killed by the IRA in 1996 as he carried out a routine protection patrol for a cash-in-transit van in Adare, Co Limerick.

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