Tributes are being paid to the retired garda sergeant, Seán 'John L' O'Sullivan, who passed away earlier today.
Chairman of the Joint Policing Committee in Kilkenny, Cllr Pat Fitzpatrick said that it was 'with great sadness' that he learned of Mr O'Sullivan's death.
"John L was a member of the gardaí in Kilkenny for a long number of years and served as sergeant-in-charge. He was very popular and was very engaged with the community. He was a great character and conversationalist and he was a thorough gentleman and always showed great professionalism in his work. He will be fondly remembered by everyone and my thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time."
Superintendent Derek Hughes of Kilkenny Garda Station expressed his deepest condolences to the O'Sullivan family on John's passing.
"John is fondly remembered by his former colleagues and friends at Kilkenny Garda Station and will be dearly missed. John was a great servant to the people of Kilkenny with a proud and distinguished career in An Garda Siochana."
Funeral arrangements are available at rip.ie
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