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Colleague's moving tribute to late Garda David Hannon

Friday, 4th August, 2017 2:55pm

Colleague's moving tribute to late Garda David Hannon

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 will get!”
However, Garda Kahler’s mood understandably altered on what he described as a tragic and difficult occasion” when recalling with pride the late Ballymore resident’s ten years as a member of An Garda Síochána. 
David 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.”   

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