Family, relatives, friends and work colleagues of Garda Sergeant John McFadden and Garda Matthew Shovlin gathered to mark the retirement of the two long-serving officers in Dom's Pier One, Donegal Town, recently
Fitting tributes were paid to both John and Matthew who served their time in the force with both dignity and distinction.
A presentation was made to John by Garda Sergeant Joe Hannigan on behalf of the AGSI, while Garda Louis Brown made a presentation to Matthew on behalf of the GRA.
Both officers were part of the garda traffic corps and were based in Dongeal town. John lives in Ballybofey, while Matthew resides in Donegal town.
A huge crowd attended the function which was testament to the high esteem in which both officers were held.