Tributes paid to retiring Cork city superintendent

Tributes paid to retiring Cork city superintendent

Supt John Quilter who will retire next month after 35 years service to the Gardaí. Picture: Provision

TRIBUTES have been paid to Anglesea Street Superintendent John Quilter as he prepares to retire from the Gardaí after 35 years of service next month.

He spent most of his career in Cork and worked on several high profile cases as a detective inspector. He had been a superintendent at Anglesea Street since December 2016 when he was transferred from Midleton to play a key role in providing policing services in the city.

He was also stationed in Dublin for a period during his career and had served as a superintendent in Bantry.

At the Cork City Joint Policing Committee (JPC) held at City Hall this week, Chief Superintendent Barry McPolin said he would miss his “loyal” colleague.

He added: “He has been my right-hand man in Anglesea Street for over two years and he has contributed vastly and actively at Cork city JPC during this period. He will be missed, there is no doubt about it. He has been a loyal colleague. He has great humanity when he is dealing with people.” 

Cork City Council chief executive Ann Doherty said Mr Quilter has been a “pleasure to deal with” and she wished him every success.

Cork Business Association CEO Lawrence Owens praised Mr Quilter for his work in dealing with the business community in Cork.

“I worked with him on a number of issues and I always found him very welcoming. He was a great asset to us in the business sector and he will be a big miss,” he added.

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