MONAGHAN SCOTT MEDAL GARDA COMMEMORATED AT HIS HOME PLACE

14 June 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

• Peter Hughes

Poignant calm reigned at the heart of a busy Monaghan noontime on Tuesday as the town paused to honour one of its fallen own. The plaque unveiled at 3 Hill Street read: “Garda Michael Clerkin 1952-1976 Who died in the line of duty 16th October 1976 Awarded the Scott Gold Medal 2017”. The An Garda Síochána crest and an image of the medal in question, the highest honour the force can bestow, framed a portrait of a smiling…

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