Tralee Boy Made An Honorary Garda At Ceremony In Dublin

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Adam Roche being congratulated on being named an honorary Garda.

A YOUNG Tralee boy officially graduated as an honorary Garda last Wednesday at a special ceremony in Dublin.

Adam Roche, a pupil in St Brendan’s NS Blennerville, was one of 10 children from all over the country who were made Honorary Gardaí at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park taking their place in the new elite unit.

He suffers from a severe form of haemophilia and is a big fan of the boys in blue.

Adam, accompanied by Garda Niall O’Connor from Tralee Garda Station, joined The Little Blue Heroes with their inspection of the Garda Band, Garda Dog Unit and Garda Mounted Unit and even visited Áras an Uachtaráin.

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Little Blue Heroes Foundation is a not-for-profit charity operated entirely by volunteers made up of Garda members/staff, retired Garda members, their families, friends and civic minded people from communities.

It aims to help families in need from local communities in Ireland who have children undergoing long-term medical treatment for serious illness.

The name ‘Little Blue Heroes’ came about when we found that the vast amount of the children they support have a strong fascination with police uniform, equipment, vehicles, Garda units, etc..

This has even led some of the children to make a wish to become an Honorary Garda and become part of the Garda family. As heroes to the Gardaí, with the battles they face, these children have become their Little Blue Heroes.

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