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Deputy Sheriff Stephen Michael Gallagher, Jr. | Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Washington Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Deputy Sheriff

Stephen Michael Gallagher, Jr.

Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 246

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 8/17/2009

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Deputy Mike Gallagher succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night 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 at approximately 8:30 pm.

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.

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Rest well Mike. You are missed and thought of often.

Captain Michael McAllister
Lewis Co. Dist. 16 Fire Department
January 11, 2015

 

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