Detectives are armed; the armed response unit is armed. No need for your average plod to be armed.
And this is an example of one of the so called useless public sector workers thats not worthy of his wage???....
Not only will he get a medal he will also get a tidy sum from the Garda Compensation scheme. Its a lovely little earner.He was a bit crap really wasn't he? He tried to tackle a bloke with a knife with his bare hands, gets his face slashed, and the guy gets away. Brilliant. He didn't even get the reg number of the car.
Now he'll probably get a medal.
In future, the people in that shop should just call for fat man in vest to tackle any robbers: BBC News - Man wrestles gun from assailant outside Manchester pub