Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years, 6 months
Badge # K20
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Deputy Sheriff Saul Gallegos was shot and killed after stopping a man suspected of driving on a suspended license on U.S. 150, in Manson, at approximately 6:00 pm.
The subject pulled into a driveway and then fled on foot with Deputy Gallegos in pursuit. A violent struggle ensued in which Deputy Gallegos was shot two times. A citizen used Deputy Gallegos' radio to report that an officer had been shot.
The suspect was apprehended three days later in Connell, Washington. He was found guilty of aggravated first degree murder on October 28th, 2004, and sentenced to life in prison. On September 25th, 2009, he stabbed a fellow inmate to death.
Deputy Gallegos was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Chelan County Sheriff's Officefor seven months, and had previously served with the Chelan Police Department for seven years and the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center. He is survived by his wife and four young sons.