Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 months
Badge # 4
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Convicted of manslaughter
Patrolman Robert Gallant was struck and killed by a drunk driver while at the scene of a domestic disturbance.
He was interviewing the female participant and both of them had begun to walk back towards the house. As they did so Patrolman Gallant heard an approaching vehicle. He turned around in time to see the that the vehicle was about to the strike the two and he pushed the female out of harms way. The vehicle struck him, causing fatal injuries. The driver of the vehicle was convicted of manslaughter.
Patrolman Gallant was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions is saving the life of the woman. He had only been with the agency for 11 months and was survived by his mother.