The late Garda David Hannon, on left, with his colleague, Scott Kahler who delivered a tribute at the Funeral Mass this morning.
The funeral of Mullingar-based garda, David Hannon took place to
Shanganagh Cemetery this morning (Friday). Hundreds of mourners,
including many of Bray native's garda colleaugues, filled St Peter's
Church, Little Bray to capacity, as his heartbroken family bade
farewelll to the much loved father of three.
David's former footballing colleagues from his adopted home of
Ballymore provided a guard of honour as the young garda's remains set
out on their final journey.
In a moving, post-Communion tribute to his “once-in-a-lifetime
friend”, David's long time Garda colleague, Garda
Scott Kahler commenced
in a jovial manner: “If we told all the stories about
‘Hanno’ we would be here till tomorrow. He got a send-off in
Mullingar on Wednesday night which neither Bressie nor Niall Horan
Garda Kahler’s mood understandably altered on what he described as
tragic and difficult occasion” when recalling with pride the late
Ballymore resident’s ten years as a member of An Garda
had a commanding presence, but also a compassionate nature as a
capable and assured policeman. He was known the length and breadth of
Mullingar. David saved two lives in the town in his role as a garda
and how sad it is now to see his own life end so tragically,” his
garda partner of eight years stated, before concluding, “I will be
a long time lamenting his passing.”