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25/09/2021

South East garda passes away after battle with cancer

Tipperary garda (39) passes away after battle with cancer

The late Garda Sergeant Martin Hopkins from Clonmel in County Tipperary

County Tipperary garda passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at Marymount Hospice in Cork on Tuesday.

The late Garda Sergeant Martin Hopkins, a father of three young children, had been battling pancreatic cancer since July 2017, according to Independent.ie

Martin's wife, Karen Ferris, had spoken openly about his struggle in recent days to highlight the disease for Pancreatic Awareness Month. 

While on treatment, Clonmel's Martin underwent two rounds of interviews and was made garda sergeant.

Funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.

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