Laois Offaly Garda heros honoured in Templemore #pictures

Conor Ganly

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Gardaí, their families and retired officers from across Ireland gathered in Templemore today to honour bravery and courage.

It was an especially big day for the families of Jim Cannon, Tom Peters, Ben Thornton, Gerry Bohan and the late Michael Thornton who were attached to the Laois Offaly division when a IRA bomb blew them up in 1976.

The survivors and the family of the late Garda Clerkin who was killed by the bomb were awarded with the Scott Medal for bravery.