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

Police hunt for clues at the crime scene near Dundalk yesterday

‘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.