Deadly threat faces officers
Yesterday's fatal attack on a young Catholic police officer underlines the acute danger facing all PSNI officers living in nationalist areas.
Peadar Heffron, the captain of the PSNI’s gaelic football team, barely survived a potential deadly attack as he drove from his Randalstown, Co Antrim, home in January last year. He lost a leg in the horror attack.
Seven months later another Catholic member of the PSNI survived a similar attack outside her home in Kilkeel, Co Down.
The dilemma for Catholic PSNI officers was starkly illustrated when the officer’s uncle, independent republican councillor Martin Connolly, declined to condemn the attack.
For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.