BOOK OF CONDOLENCES OPENED TO SERGEANT MICK

first_imgA shrine in memory of the late Sergeant Michael Galvin at Ballyshannon Garda StationPhoto: James Connolly / PicSell8A BOOK of condolences has opened to Sgt Mick Galvin at Ballyshannon Garda Station.Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan signed it yesterday during a private meeting with gardai left grieving by the death of the popular sergeant.Sgt Galvin took his own life a week ago last Thursday after being left terrified by an investigation by the Garda Ombudsman. A judicial inquiry has been launched into how the Ombudsman handled the case.Members of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (ASGI) held their monthly executive meeting in Ballyshannon yesterday before going to the private meeting held with the commissioner in which she paid tribute to the dedication of the sergeant.Sgt Galvin died not knowing he had been exonerated by the Ombudsman investigation up to five days beforehand.Members of the public have been leaving flowers and messages of support for Collette Galvin and her three young children at Ballyshannon garda station. Sgt Gavlin’s solicitor Michael Hegarty said his client had been referred to him by the AGSI in April after he was told he was the subject of a criminal investigation by GSOC into a fatal road crash in Ballyshannon on January 1.He said there is no necessity for GSOC to carry out a criminal investigation in the first instance and that a non-criminal investigation can take place to establish whether there has been any misconduct on the part of a member of An Garda Síochána.He said this procedure caused Sgt Galvin great distress and he said the last time he spoke to him, he was concerned about him.He described a statement from GSOC, saying it would not be commenting further on the matter as a judicial inquiry was due to take place, as unhelpful and unfortunate.Mr Hegarty said told RTÉ: “We’re dealing with human beings here, this has had a devastating effect on a family and colleagues.” BOOK OF CONDOLENCES OPENED TO SERGEANT MICK was last modified: June 6th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BallyshannondeathinvestigationleitrimSgt Mick Galvinsligolast_img

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