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'No task was too big or too small': Tributes paid to garda who died in road crash

Garda David Bolger was aged in his thirties.

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TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to a member of An Garda Síochána who died in a road crash yesterday.

Garda David Bolger, posted at Newtownmountkennedy in Co Wicklow and aged in his 30s, was off-duty at the time of the accident.

His crashed car was found a passerby at 11.40pm on Wednesday night in Wells, near Gorey in Co Wexford.

He was rushed to Wexford General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Independent Wicklow councillor Dáire Nolan said the local community’s thoughts and prayers are with the the father-of-three’s family.

“On a personal level, I had many dealings with David over the years he was stationed here in Newtown,” Nolan wrote in a Facebook post.

He could not do enough for the local people and the community. No task was too big or too small. He was always brilliant in his job, very obliging and always pleasant and professional.

“He will be very sorely missed by all of the local community.”

Garda Bolger is due to be laid rest tomorrow at St Michael’s Cemetery in Gorey.

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