Robert McCallion was 29 years old. He was born in Swinford, Co Mayo. He was a Guard, as was his father. His brother is also a member of the force.
Robert was an active member of his local GAA club in Swinford. He won a county minor title in 1997, and played at minor and under-21 level for Mayo.
He was severely injured when he responded to a reported car theft in Letterkenny at 4.30am on 26 March. Two men in a stolen car drove at him, accelerating. He was pinned to a wall, and suffered severe head injuries.
He was rushed to Letterkenny general hospital, and from there to Dublin.
He died today in Beaumont hospital.
There won’t be 200 words in today’s column. Robert deserves better than a gimmick.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.