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Border Patrol Agent Michael Vincent Gallagher | United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Agent

Michael Vincent Gallagher

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 2 years

Badge # C395

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Location: Arizona

Incident Date: 9/2/2010

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Suspect: Charged with manslaughter

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Border Patrol Agent Michael Gallagher was killed when his patrol truck was struck by a drunk driver on Federal Route 19 on the Tohono O'odham Reservation near Casa Grande, Arizona.

His truck was struck by a drunk driver who ran a stop sign. The collision caused his truck to overturn, ejecting him from the vehicle. The drunk driver was charged with voluntary manslaughter, DUI, and other charges, and plead guilty to manslaughter. She was sentenced to five years in prison.

Agent Gallagher had served with the United States Border Patrol for two years and was assigned to the Tucson Sector; he had previously served with the United States Army in Iraq. He is survived by his wife, two sons, mother, father, and two sisters.

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Loved you like a brother and am honored to have known, lived, and trained with you. Rest in peace my friend.

SPC Brandon Hammond
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November 12, 2014

 

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