TRIBUTES were paid to a long-serving and popular member of Thurles Gardaí on Tuesday in Thurles District Court with the announcement that Court Sergeant Tony Quinn was retiring from the force after 30 years of service.
Supt Pat Lordan led the tributes to Sgt Quinn on his last day in Court. “On behalf of An Garda Síochána, I’d like to wish him the best in his retirement, and for all the rest of his days.” Supt Lordan said Sgt Quinn had helped him overcome the daunting task of transferring to Thurles in June 2010. Sgt Quinn had always supported young Gardaí, Solicitors, and Barristers starting out in Court. “He’s been 30 years in the force, and celebrated 19 years as Court Sergeant. He treats everybody very fairly.” If ever anybody wanted to know if a defendant needed a course or treatment programme, “Tony would always err on the side of the person.” Sgt Quinn is also highly active in the community, and is involved in local sports and clubs. “He leads from the front, and gets everybody to achieve their goals,” added Supt Lordan.
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