The death of a police sergeant inside a south London station is a reminder of the importance of officers to society, the son of an RUC man gunned down by the Provisional IRA has said.
When Louie Johnston heard of the death of Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana, shot dead by a handcuffed suspect inside Croydon station last week, his thoughts immediately turned to his family and the pain they are going through.
“You are just reminded of the nature of their job and how important police are to society,” said Louie yesterday on National Police Memorial Day. “Immediately my thoughts were drawn to the family and what they must be going through.”
Louie was just seven when his 30-year-old father, David, from Lisburn, was shot dead at Church Walk in Lurgan, only yards from the town’s RUC station. He died along with colleague, John Graham.
They were the last
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