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Police hunt for clues at the crime scene near Dundalk yesterday Photo by: PA

Partner of murdered Irish policeman was threatened as he ran to help dying cop

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Police hunt for clues at the crime scene near Dundalk yesterday Photo by: PA

‘We will put all our energy into finding out who precisely was behind this robbery.

‘It is too early to speculate if there is a subversive element in relation to this or if they are criminals, ordinary criminals.’

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It has been 17 years since a policeman was shot dead in Ireland. In 1996, Jerry McCabe was shot in the head as he escorted an An Post van in Adare, Co. Limerick.

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