Wouldn't it be ironic if something happened to me now

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policeman murdered by breakaway re

publicans spoke of the possibility he might be killed as he left for work on the day he died. Kate Carroll, whose husband Stephen was shot by the Continuity IRA, said: On his way out, as I did every day, I said Steve, take care, just keep your hea

d down. And he said to me Im working toward my future here and Ive been through all the worst times. Wouldnt it be iron

ic if something happened now? I said Steve, dont talk like that, I dont want to hear it, and he replied: Love you, see you tonight. Catholic PC Carroll, 48, was shot in the back of the head as he sat in an unmarked car in Co Armagh on Monday night - only 48 hou

rs aft1码中特加三中三79 er soldiers Mark Quinsey, 23, and Patrick Azimkar, 21, were murdered by the Real IRA at an Antrim army base. His funeral is today. Widow Kate made an emotional plea for his death to be the last in the Northern Ireland conflict. She said: I hope this is the last time anyone suffers what Ive suffered. He thought this war was over but obviously its not and I cant believe this has all started up again. I hope these people are listening. If they just realised that we only get one chance at life and a piece of land is a piece of land. At the end of the day my hus

band is just going to get 6ft by 6ft and thats all any of us are going to get so why dont they realise this and to each other. A staff member a college, Kate said she now felt inside and add

ed: Theyve my son of his fath

er, my of their grandfather, a of her son, me of my life. She said the thing she would remember about her - whom she nicknamed Procrastinator b

ecause he often off jobs in the house - was the smile on his face. He was so adorable, she added. He was a good man, he was loveable, he was kind, he was considerate, he was romantic, just a good man should be. He was always smiling, a cheesy grin. The only thing missing from him tonight is the

big cheesy grin. And she recalled the moment she heard he ha

d been shot. The car stopped outside the door and I thought it was him and I looked out and I saw a uniform so I thought he had come h

ome. So, as usual, I wen

t in to make him a cup of tea. I always put the kettle on and wed have tea. I wondered why he wasnt coming in and the next thing when I opened the door there was a police lady and a policeman standing at the door. I just couldnt believe it because Steve had always told me If theres a policewoman and policeman that means something has happened to me. And something had happened to him. PC Carroll had been in the police 24 years and was 18 months away from retirement. A keen athlete, he was a part-time personal trainer and was studying for a sports science degree with the hope of going into full-time coaching when he left the force. His killing - and that of the two soldiers - prompted an outcry from all sides of the community in Northern Ireland and tens of thousands attended peace vigils across the region to voice their disgust. Detectives investigating the PCs murder were last night granted an extra five days to question a teenager and man arrested on Tuesday. The 17-year-old and 32- year-old are being held in Antrim.

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