In The Line Of Duty

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From top: Businessman and kidnap victim Don Tidey (second left) and his children following his release on December 17, 1983; Above from left: Don Tidey; Mother of Garda Gary Sheehan, Margaret Sheehan, Gary’s sisters Grainne and Jennifer and Martin McAviney (at back)

This afternoon.

Dubhlinn Gardens, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

At a ceremony to award deceased, retired and serving members of An Garda Síochána with Scott Medals for bravery were the family of Garda Gary Sheehan, who lost his life helping to free kidnap victim Don Tidey.

Mr Tidey, a supermarket executive, was kidnapped outside his home in Dublin in November, 1983 and held captive for 23 days by an armed IRA gang before he was rescued by the gardaí and Defence Forces.

Garda Sheehan along with Irish Army Private Patrick Kelly were shot dead during a shoot-out in Drumcroman Woods, Derrada, county Leitrim.

Don Tidey: Gardaí honoured for bravery during kidnapping (BBC)

Sam Boal and Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

 

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3 thoughts on “In The Line Of Duty

  1. johnny

    for balance,like.

    On the 23rd Sept 1996, the Metropolitan Police with MI5 murdered Vol. Diarmuid O’Neill in London. He was shot six times, dragged bleeding down concrete steps and had his head stamped on. He was left to die as an ambulance waited around the corner. It turned up 20 minutes later.

    https://www.anphoblacht.com/contents/26318

    h/t crimes of britain.

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