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Death of Garda Gary McLoughlin - 14/12/09

Statement from Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy.

Speaking following the death of Garda Gary McLoughlin this morning, the 14/12/09 Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy said:

"I am deeply saddened to hear of the death early this morning of a young colleague, Garda Gary Mc Loughlin."

Garda McLoughlin died from injuries he sustained while on duty in the service of the community following a road traffic collision in the early hours of Sunday, the 13th December 2009. 

At this time my thoughts and prayers - and those of the entire force are with the family, colleagues and friends of Garda McLoughlin.  I trust that the other people injured in the collision including Garda McLoughlin's colleague will make a full recovery.

This is the second tragedy to befall the Donegal Garda Division this year highlighting in stark terms the dangers Gardaí can face each day as they go about their work of policing and rendering assistance to the community."

The road traffic collision occurred at Lisfannon, Co. Donegal on the road from Letterkenny to Bridgend at approximately 1.30am on the 13/12/09

Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses to this collision to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540