Gardai in Meath joined members of the force nationwide in a minutes silence for  Garda Colm Horkan earlier today.#Garda Horkan

The 49 year old was killed while on duty last Wednesday night.

The State funeral for the detective has been held in his hometown of Charlestown.

He was killed while on duty in Castlerea, County Roscommon last Wednesday night.

Hundreds of Gardai performed a guard of honour from his home in the Mayo town to St. James’ Church ahead of the service.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, attendance was limited – but friends and neighbours have gathered at the local GAA club to watch the funeral on a screen.

Monsignor Tommy Johnston, parish priest of Charlestown, led the mass: