fallen heroes

Sgt. Stephen Gallagher (1975-2009)

Deputy Mike Gallagher succumbed to injuries sustained when his patrol car collided with an elk on Highway 12. He was responding to backup another deputy at the scene of a domestic disturbance when the accident occurred near Packwood, Washington.

After striking the elk, his patrol car ran into a storage shed and then into a utility pole. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy Gallagher was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office for six years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

Taken from: http://www.odmp.org/officer/20040-deputy-sheriff-stephen-michael-gallagher-jr.

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