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Widow of murdered Garda Tony Golden presented with medal

By PA Reporter

The widow of murdered Garda Tony Golden has been presented with a medal in his honour by the Garda Commissioner.

The officer was shot last year in Omeath, Co Louth, as he escorted a woman to her home.

She had made a complaint of domestic abuse against republican Adrian Crevan Mackin. Mackin (25), who turned his gun on himself after murdering the officer, was originally from Newry.

The force remembered all 88 members killed in the line of duty during a ceremony on Annual Garda Memorial Day on Saturday at Dublin Castle.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tanaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan laid wreaths.

Nicola Golden, the wife of Garda Golden, received the medal in his honour.

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