The brother of Detective Garda Colm Horkan says it has been a "hard, long year" since his fatal shooting.
The Charlestown native was killed following a shooting incident in Castlerea on June 17th last, with a man due to go on trial for his capital murder next year.
The Garda Commissioner is due to attend a special commemoration event this weekend in the town when a memorial garden and plaque in memory of the 49-year-old will be unveiled.
Dermot Horkan told the Joe Finnegan Show says it has been a very tough year :
Dermot also explained that the thousands of messages the family has received has been a great comfort to Colm's elderly father :