Dublin Garda Remembered For Br...


Dublin Garda Remembered For Bravery During 1970s Shooting


06:30 11 Sep 2022

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A new plaque has been unveiled in Clontarf Garda Station for the late Garda Michael Reynolds.

Michael was killed by bank robbers in the 1970s near St Anne's Park in Raheny.

He was off duty at the time and came across suspicious activity in the Clontarf area.

He tried to intercept the armed robbers after a bank raid in Killester and was shot dead when he intervened.

A ceremony took place at Garda Reynolds's former base in Clontarf Station this afternoon - to unveil a new plaque in his honour.

Commissioner Drew Harris took a moment to recognise Garda Reynolds' family at today's event.

Michael's sister Kathleen says her big brother urged her to become a Garda too.

"He was the typical big brother. He after us always, he watched out for us always as we grew up."

"One day he said to me - why don't you join the guards? So he encouraged me, suggested first, then encouraged me."

"And I did. I was stationed in Store Street on that awful day."

Reynolds was posthumously awarded a Gold Scott Medal - an Garda Siochana's highest award for bravery.

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