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10 Aug 2022

Newbridge garda who died after being struck by vehicle is remembered across Kildare this week

Newbridge garda who died after being struck by vehicle is remembered across Kildare this week

The late Garda William Roche (Photo: Garda.ie)

A Newbridge-based garda who died in the line of duty is being remembered this week.

On August 1, 1992, Laois native William Anthony Roche was investigating a road traffic accident at Morristown Upper, Newbridge when he was hit by another vehicle.

The 33 year old, who had 12 years of service, later died from his injuries.

The garda came from Shannon Street, Mountrath, Co. Laois.

According to the Garda.ie website, Garda Roche previously worked as a barman he joined An Garda Síochána in December, 1979.

On completion of training he was allocated to Kill-O-Grange Garda Station, Dublin in May, 1980 and also served in Carlow, Leighlinbridge, Kildare and Robertstown.

Garda Roche was single snf took a keen interest in Gaelic football and hurling.

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