Huge crowds attended an event which was held to honour Inspector Sylvie Henry at the Station House Hotel on Thursday night last. Superintendent Michael Finan spoke eloquently of his former colleague, describing him as a “community man” who was excellent that the work that he did. He also thanked him for his many years of service. Friends and family of Mr Henry were all present at the occasion.
Sylvie Henry’s career in the Garda Siochana spanned a period of almost four decades. He quickly rose from the ranks to become Detective before being promoted to Inspector in Glenties Garda Station. Sylvie Henry was also instrumental in setting up a drugs unit in Letterkenny.
Members were out in force on Thursday night last which was a testament of the high regard that the former inspector is held in. “There was a great crowd there on the night. I would say that there was well over a hundred there. Everyone had a lot of time for Sylvie Henry. He was well regarded within the gardaí and by members of the public alike. He will be missed, there is no doubt about that,” a spokesperson for the gardai said. The night was described as a “success” with wonderful music and finger food being provided on the occasion.