Garda Ciaran Jones, 34104E, Stepaside station

On the 24th October 2011, during severe weather conditions, Garda Ciarán Jones, went to the assistance of endangered motorists near Ballysmuttan Bridge, Manor Kilbride, Co Wicklow a short distance from his family home.  Garda Jones while endeavouring to warn motorists of the dangerous conditions lost his footing due to the tremendous power of the flooding waters and was swept into the river.  Despite the efforts of his colleagues and local volunteers, Garda Jones body was not recovered until the following morning approx 5 kilometres down river.


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