Jim Balfe has been described as a "great, dignified, caring, and highly respected and regarded man" following his passing.
Jim was a garda sergeant who was based in Scotstown for over two decades and the father of acclaimed actress Caitriona Balfe.
A local priest described Jim as an "excellent community man" who was extremely engaged in community life in Tydavnet.
Meanwhile, local actor Pat Deery described Jim as a "gentle giant" who was always willing to help.
Pat spoke to our reporter Diarmuid Pepper, and was asked to give listeners a sense of who Jim was: