Francis Adrian O’Reilly
Died =>6 October 1998
Force => Royal Ulster Constabulary
Cause =>Homicide - Bomb
Duty Status =>On Duty
Died in hospital a month after sustaining serious head injuries and losing an eye when, on 5th September, a terrorist blast bomb was thrown at a police cordon during a riot on Charles Street, Portadown, County Armagh.
Constable O’Reilly had been a member of the RUC for nine years and was based in the village of Loughgall, County Armagh. He had three young children aged ten years, four years and fifteen weeks. He was buried at Keran Cemetery, Portadown, after a service at his home at Milfort Gardens, Waringstown.
Roll of Honour Citation
Died a month after sustaining serious head injuries when a terrorist bomb was thrown at a police cordon during a riot in Portadown, County Armagh.