MONAGHAN GARDA’S SCOTT GOLD MEDAL TO GO ON DISPLAY AT CO MUSEUM

27 January 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A Scott Gold Medal for bravery posthumously awarded to a Monaghan-born Garda who lost his life in a booby trap bomb explosion in 1976 has been presented for temporary display at Monaghan Co Museum.

Relatives of the late Garda Michael Clerkin accepted the award from Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan TD at a ceremony at the Garda College in Templemore in early December.

On Thursday last, Michael’s brother Peter handed over the medal to Co Museum Curator Liam Bradley so it could go on display as part of the exhibition ‘The Watchmen’, charting the history of policing in the Border region, currently on….

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