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Ronan put his life on line to follow calling

Published 08/04/2011

Ronan Kerr was a role model. His mother described him as intelligent and empathetic. The PSNI recruit from Omagh was prepared to put his life on the line to follow his calling.

And what a calling that was - joining a police force in defiance of 'dissidents' and helping to bridge the sectarian divide.

It matters that he was a Catholic. The work of policing the peace needs a healthy quota of recruits from all sides.

His heroism was an affront to those who felt compelled to snuff out his life due to their warped notions of patriotism.

RICHARD DOWLING

By e-mail

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