The ultimate sacrifice: Garda killed in late night shooting incident is named
The Garda who was killed in the late night shooting incident in county Roscommon has been named as Detective Garda Colm Horkan.
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris this morning paid tribute to the fallen officer, who is the first Garda to be killed in the line of duty since Adrian Donohoe was shot dead in 2013.
Commissioner Harris said in a statement: “I am deeply saddened by the death of my colleague Detective Garda Colm Horkan.
The fatal shooting of Detective Garda Horkan remains under investigation.
The armed detective, who was originally from Co Mayo, was on duty on his own in Castlerea when he was shot just before midnight.
A man in his 40s has been arrested and is being held at Castlerea Garda Station. A murder investigation is under way.
Gardai have appealed to witnesses or anyone with information about the shotting to contact Castlerea Garda Station at 094 962 1635.