Minute’s silence at Garda stations for Det’ Garda Colm Horkan

Minute’s silence at Garda stations for Det’ Garda Colm Horkan

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Gardaí will hold gather at stations in Ennis, Shannon, Ennistymon, Killaloe and Kilrush at midday today to observe a minute’s silence for the late Detective Garda Colm Horkan.

The 49-year-old was shot dead in Castlerea, Co Roscommon late on Wednesday night.

While members of the force gather outside their stations across the country, Colm Horkan’s funeral will take place at St. James’s Church, Charlestown, Co Mayo.

Serving and retired members of the force will be joined by National Ambulance Service, Clare County Fire and Rescue Service and voluntary services personnel.

In a statement, a Garda spokesman said: “In support of Public Health Guidelines members of An Garda Síochána, Garda Staff, Garda Reserves and retired members of An Garda Síochána seeking to show their respects and express their sympathy and solidarity with the family of Detective Garda Colm Horkan will parade at their local Garda Station/permanent assigned Garda Station and will observe a formal public one minutes silence at 12 noon.”

“In support of public health guidelines An Garda Síochána requests that members of the public, wishing to express their sympathies and condolences, also observe a one minute silence at 12 noon at their homes.”

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