Recently Fallen Hero


Trooper Joseph Gallagher

New York (NY) State Police
End of Watch: March 26, 2021

On December 18, 2017, Trooper Joseph Gallagher was struck by a distracted driver and seriously injured causing a traumatic brain injury as he assisted another motorist. On March 26, 2021, Trooper Gallagher succumbed to injuries sustained 3 years earlier. Trooper Gallagher is the 18th law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident and the second officer fatality from the state of New York in 2021.

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2 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
    God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
    Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
    When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
    Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
    Thank you for your selfless service!
    Thank you for your guardian protection!

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