Charlestown native Detective Garda Colm Horkan is one of four Gardaí who all graduated together and have since died in the line of duty.

Charlestown native Detective Garda Colm Horkan is one of four Gardaí who all graduated together and have since died in the line of duty.

Meanwhile, a man is due to appear in court in Dublin this morning charged in connection with the desecration of a condolence book for the Det. Garda at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

The detective Garda was one of 100 young recruits who walked through the gates of the Garda College in Templemore , Tipperary, in 1994.

The group was divided into four classes of 25 and only 23 of Mr Horkan’s class are still alive.

The Irish Independent reports that also shot dead was Det. Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was shot outside Lordship credit union at Bellurgan, Co. Louth, in January 2013.

Another graduate from that year, Garda Eoin Fitzgerald, son of the deputy garda commissioner Peter Fitzgerald, was killed while responding to an emergency call for help when his patrol car was involved in a collision at Mount Merrion in south Dublin in Janurary 1998.

The fourth victim, Garda Ambrose Fogarty, died when he and a colleague were on their way to deal with a disturbance in the village of Camolin, Co. Wexford, in September 1999, when their patrol car was in a collision in Enniscorthy.

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