Attempted murder an ‘outrage’ - Moderator

23.2.2023 | Moderator, Statements

Following last night’s shooting of Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell in Omagh, County Tyrone, the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Right Reverend Dr John Kirkpatrick has described the attempt on his life as an ‘outrage’ and an ‘awful and appalling act’.

Dr Kirkpatrick said, “It is difficult to find the words to describe the sense of anger and outrage felt by so many at this awful and appalling act. Serving the community by day, then serving the community off duty coaching young people, we lift Detective Chief Inspector Caldwell up in prayer, praying also for his family, his colleagues and the children who witnessed this horror. We owe a great debt to those who serve in the Police Service to keep us, and our way of life, safe. May he, his family and colleagues know the love, strength and comfort of the Lord Jesus Christ at this time and how what the PSNI does day in and day out is much valued.”

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