Family of critically ill woman pay tribute to murdered Garda Golden

Garda Anthony Golden (Image via Garda Press Office)
Garda Anthony Golden (Image via Garda Press Office)

The family of Siobhan Phillips, who was shot by cop killer Adrian Crevan Mackin on Sunday night, have expressed their gratitude to fallen Garda Anthony Golden.

The family of Siobhan Phillips issued a statement paying tribute to Gda Golden today for his actions and asking for privacy.

“We would like to pay tribute to and express our condolences to the family and colleagues of Garda Anthony Golden," it reads.

"Garda Golden, in the service and protection of others, laid down his life for my daughter Siobhan, myself and my family.

"There are no words to express our gratitude for his bravery, we are forever in his debt.

"Our beautiful daughter Siobhan, a loving mother, sister and friend, is fighting for her life.

"For now, we pray for Siobhan's recovery and for the family of Garda Golden as they face their immeasurable grief.

"We ask for privacy for our family and Siobhan's small children at this time.”

Garda Golden's state funeral will take place on Thursday in St Oliver Plunkett Church in Blackrock, Louth.