JUDGE LEADS TRIBUTES TO GARDA INSPECTOR PAT MCMORROW

8 March 2013 2 Comments by The Northern Standard

michael@northern-standard.ie

WARM tributes were paid to Garda Inspector Pat McMorrow at Monaghan District Court on Monday, where it was confirmed that the Roscommon native, who joined the gardai in 1972 and has been an inspector for the past 20 years, is retiring from the force after a distinguished career in which he spent most of his time serving in Monaghan Town.
Leading the accolades to the popular and highly respected garda officer was Judge Sean MacBride, who noted at the outset of Monday’s sitting of the court that this would be the last occasion on which Insp McMorrow would be presenting cases on behalf of the prosecution.
Judge MacBride said he had known Insp McMorrow for over 20 years, when his first assignment as an inspector was in Buncrana, Co Donegal. During the time he was posted there, he had been highly respected by the people of north Donegal for his presentation of cases, his relationship with the public, and the “human decency” shown in the manner in which he dealt with everyone he met.

OFFICER OF THE OLD SCHOOL
“He was an exemplary officer of the old school, and we will all miss him,” the judge stated, and he wished Pat and his wife and family all the best in his retirement.
Insp McMorrow had done the State some service, and his professionalism and integrity would certainly be missed. So too would his capacity for hard work: Insp McMorrow had …

2 Comments »

  • Sergeant James Gildea,NYPD said:

    Congratulations Inspector McMorrow on your retirement. You have served the people of Monaghan and the state with the highest level of professionalism. Enjoy your well earned retirement !

  • gerry o shea said:

    Hi Paddy

    best of luck

    Gerry