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Waters, Patrick


Name: Waters, Patrick

Rank: Sergeant

Reg No: 10114

Station: Sligo

Years of Service: 23

Patrick Waters (Padraic Ó Tuairisc), born on 27th March 1926, came from Cornarón, Invern, Co. Galway. Having worked in farming he joined An Garda Síochána on 23rd April 1948. He served in the L.D.F. (1945-1946) and the F.C.A. (1946-1948). His younger brother also served in An Garda Síochána. Promoted Sergeant on 31st March 1961 he also served at Carna, Ballinasloe, Roundstone, Castleisland and Carrick-on-Shannon. Sergeant Waters, married to Mary, had nine children, one of whom became a member of An Garda Síochána.


On 18th November 1971, Sergeant Waters, with two other colleagues from Sligo Garda Station were responding to an emergency call at Carrickhenry, Sligo.  On the way to the scene the official vehicle was in collision with another car. Sergeant Waters died as a result of the collision.