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McKeown, Patrick


Name: McKeown, Patrick 

Rank: Detective Sergeant

Reg No: 11919 (DMP)

Station: Dublin Castle

Years of Service: 17

Patrick McKeown, born on 9th April, 1901, came from Clea, Keady, Co. Armagh. He joined An Garda Síochána on 13th July, 1923. He was appointed to Detective Branch on 22nd September, 1933, and promoted to Detective Sergeant on 25th September, 1939. He was single. Detective Sergeant McKeown also served at Blackrock and Dun Laoghaire. 


Shortly after 8 a.m. on 16th August, 1940, a group of at least 5 Detectives from Dublin Castle, under Detective Sergeant Patrick McKeown, carried out a search in Rathgar Road, Dublin, under the provisions of the Offences against the State Act, 1939.  After gaining entry to the premises, the members were surprised by a burst of gunfire from behind a partition wall.   Detective Sergeant McKeown died from his wounds on 17th August, 1940. Detective Garda Hyland was killed instantly. Another member, Detective Garda Brady was seriously wounded.