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Murrin, John Alphonsus


Name: Murrin, John Alphonsus 

Rank: Garda

Reg No: 3919

Station: Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary

Years of Service: 1

John Murrin, born on 23rd March, 1898, came from Brucklass, Co. Donegal. He joined An Garda Síochána on 4th April, 1923, having previously worked as a merchant. Garda Murrin, previous to joining An Garda Síochána, served in the Irish Volunteers (1918-1922) and the National Army (1922-1923). 


On 6th May, 1924, Garda John Murrin, with his colleague Sergeant Thomas Griffin, were investigating a shooting incident which had occurred the previous day. Having identified the suspects for the crime, both Sergeant Griffin and Garda Murrin proceeded to a house at nearby Killonerry, Co. Kilkenny. On arrival and without warning, both Gardai were shot and seriously injured. Garda Murrin died from his injuries on 19th October, 1924.