Incident at Drumshambo
He and Sergeant Michael Mullane were serving at Drumshambo, County Leitrim in 1930 when "with great perseverance, they tracked down two armed men, members of an illegal organization", arresting the men and seizing three rifles.
Mullane and Connaughton were respectively awarded the gold and silver Scott Medal from James Fitzgerald-Kenney, Minister of Justice, on 28 July 1931. They were the 18th and 19th members of the force to receive the award since its inception in 1923.
Connaughton retired with the rank of Sergeant, retiring on 14 March 1965. He died in 1983.
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