Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 1308
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to death
Patrolman John Gallagher was shot by a burglar at Shawmut Bank in Kenmore Square when responding to an alarm.
The subject ambushed Patrolman Gallagher in the basement and shot him once in the chest, and then in the knee. Patrolman Gallagher died at Beth Israel Hospital.
The man was sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to life in prison. He died while incarcerated.
Patrolman Gallagher was survived by his wife and three children.