The entire region is mourning the death of Detective Garda Colm Horkan.

The Charlestown native was killed in the line of duty last night in Castlerea.

Colm was a long serving member of Charlestown Sarsfields and his family are steeped in the GAA community.

Earlier this year, Colm presented the inaugural Delores Horkan Memorial Shield - an East Mayo minor football trophy named after his mother, who was a passionate Charlestown supporter.

Many well-known personalities in Mayo and Sligo GAA extended their sympathies this morning on social media.

Stephen Healy of Charlestown GAA who played alongside Colm and a close family friend says it’s a harrowing time for the community.

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