Sadness following death of retired Limerick garda superintendent John McCormack

David Hurley

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Sadness following death of retired Limerick superintendent John McCormack

John McCornack RIP

TRIBUTES are being paid to retired garda superintendent John McCormack who has died at the age of 92.

Known by his colleagues as “The Count”, Mr McCormack served at a number of garda stations in Limerick during his four-decade career.

Originally from the Midlands, he served as a sergeant at Henry Street and Edward garda stations in the late 1960s and early 1970s before being promoted to the rank of Inspector in Ballinasloe.

John, who was a prominent member of the International Police Association, subsequently served as superintendent overseeing the then Askeaton garda district for several years up to his retirement in the late 1980s.

“He was a fine upstanding gentlemen, he was very straight and a fine officer and a good family man,” said Inspector Luke Conlon who served with John McCormack during his early career.

Survived by his wife Lila and his children Fionnuala, Deirdre, Emer, Grainne, Deaglan and Aogan, Mr McCormack’s Funeral Mass will take place at St Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle on Thursday morning.

Burial will take place afterwards at Castlemungret cemetery.