The Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will be in Castlerea this Saturday, to attend a commemoration event, marking the first anniversary of the death of Detective Garda Colm Horkan.

The Charlestown native was shot and fatally injured while on duty in Castlerea on 17th June last year.

Midwest News understands that, on Saturday, a plaque will be unveiled on Main Street at the location where Detective Garda Horkan was fatally injured, while a memorial will also be unveiled outside Castlerea Garda Station, remembering Detective Garda Colm Horkan, as well as Detective John Morley and Garda Henry Byrne, both natives of Knock in Co Mayo who were stationed in Castlerea, and were shot and killed on 7th July 1980, while responding to a bank robbery in Ballaghadereen.

 

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