Garda Colm Horkan Obituary / Death | Died – Passed Away | Detective Shot Dead In Castlerea
Garda Colm Horkan Death / Obituary – Garda Colm Horkan died on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Garda Colm Horkan was pronounced dead after he was shot by an unidentified person in Castlerea.
Garda Colm Horkan was killed in line of duty, he was a competent and respected detective. His obituary details will be updated as soon as observed and confirmed from an official statement by the family of the deceased.
Tributes And Sharing
Below are tributes and condolence messages by the beloved friends of the deceased.
‘We are all deeply saddened’ – President and Taoiseach among those paying tribute to Garda Colm Horkan who was shot in Castlerea, Co Roscommon https://t.co/yrd0G4Ws9i pic.twitter.com/73BAEu2B9d
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) June 18, 2020
Dúirt Coimisinéir an Gharda Síochána Drew Harris gur “gníomh fánach” a bhí i marú an Bhleachtaire Garda Colm Horkan sa Chaisleán Riabhach aréir. Tuairisc ar @NuachtTG4 ar a 7. pic.twitter.com/Izzgp1tAU8
— Sorcha Ní Mhonacháin (@sorchanimh) June 18, 2020
I have opened online Book of Condolence to allow Dubliners to express their sympathies to family & colleagues of Detective Garda Colm Horkan who was killed while on duty serving and protecting the people of Ireland. It can be signed at https://t.co/W1upVqEoi5 until Tues 23 June pic.twitter.com/t49fiiG7ud
— Lord Mayor of Dublin (@LordMayorDublin) June 18, 2020
The Parish priest in Castlerea, Fr John McManus said there is a huge sense of shock and anguish in the town at the death of Detective Garda Colm Horkan
Fr McManus was called to administer the last rites and to comfort Det. Horkan’s colleagues. pic.twitter.com/YKoli42oJN
— Áine McMahon (@AineMcMahon) June 18, 2020
Media blackout on how Det Colm Horkan was killed by his own gun in Castlerea. Pertinent questions remain as to why an armed garda was on patrol on his own and how a ‘random’ killer gained possession of his weapon. Just watch the attacks on those who seek the truth. But we will
— Gemma O’Doherty (@gemmaod1) June 18, 2020
Taoiseach said Detective #Garda Colm Horkan, fatally shot in #Castlerea, Co #Roscommon, gave his life ‘protecting the community he had served with distinction and courage during his 24 years with An Garda Síochána’. “Today a nation is grieving”, he saidhttps://t.co/3o37DRpryr
— InsideIreland.ie (@Insideireland) June 18, 2020
The saddest of symbols in Ireland today. Condolences to the friends, colleagues and family of Det Garda Colm Horkan. An exemplary member of our force. May he rest in peace 🙏. @GardaTraffic @gardainfo https://t.co/VgkTXlnaLy
— Karen Berry (@Karen__Berry) June 18, 2020
Deepest condolences to the friends families and colleagues of Detective Garda Colm Horkan. RIP
— Karen Berry (@Karen__Berry) June 18, 2020
Along with all our Honorary Gardaí we wish to express our deepest sympathies to the family of our colleague D/Garda Colm Horkan. Colm was a highly-respected and dedicated officer who had a strong community focus on helping others. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. pic.twitter.com/Z85SeJIL6f
— Little Blue Heroes (@LilBlueHeroes) June 18, 2020
More on the tragic death of Detective Garda Colm Horkan on #VMNews at 5:30 https://t.co/Zvoh4AmUhO
— Virgin Media News (@VirginMediaNews) June 18, 2020
Gardaí who served alongside Det Gda Colm Horkan describe him as a “gentle giant” and commited colleague who was always there for his fellow officers when they needed him.
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) June 18, 2020
Uachtarán CLG John Horan has extended the sympathies of the membership of the Association to the family of the late Det Garda Colm Horkan following his death in the line of duty on Wednesday night.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) June 18, 2020
Ivan is hearing about the shock in the West of Ireland today as a community is coming to terms with the news that one of their own – Detective Garda Colm Horkan – was killed in the line of duty in Castlerea last night pic.twitter.com/WIqit9lxqC
— IvanYatesNT (@IvanYatesNT) June 18, 2020
RIP Detective Garda Colm Horkan. https://t.co/DTUirkSYf6
— Grainne O’Shea (@rescuegirlie) June 18, 2020
I remember so clearly the days that Gerry McCabe & Adrian Donohoe were murdered. They were days when the word síochána was meaningless. RIP Detective Garda Colm Horkan who died in the pursuit of peace. My thoughts are with his family & friends.
— Muireann O’Connell (@MuireannO_C) June 18, 2020
Coming up on Evening Edition
• Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has described the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan as a random act.
• Shock and sadness across Roscommon and Mayo as the Charlestown native died this morning after being shot in the line of duty in Castlerea pic.twitter.com/mz7qS4T1qH
— Mid West Radio (@radiomidwest) June 18, 2020
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Garda Colm Horkan Funeral Plans | Arrangement
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