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Police Officer Ray Pierce Gallimore | Chesapeake Police Department, Virginia Chesapeake Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer

Ray Pierce Gallimore

Chesapeake Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, November 30, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Officer Ray Gallimore was shot and killed after being abducted by a convict. He had stopped for what he believed to be a vehicle accident at George Washington Highway and Wildwood Road. As he talked to the drive the man suddenly jumped from the vehicle with a gun and began to struggle with Officer Gallimore. The suspect was able to gain control of Officer Gallimore's weapon and forced him back into the police car.

The suspect then drove into the City of Portsmouth where Officer Gallimore attempted to regain control of the weapon. During the struggle Officer Gallimore was shot and died. The suspect continued to flee but later committed suicide as officers surrounded him.

Officer Gallimore had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife, two children from his first marriage, and two stepchildren.

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Police Officer Ray Pierce Gallimore was my father. I was 5 years old when I lost him. Over 40 years later, the pain is still so real. He will always be my Hero! He gave the ultimate sacrifice and I will forever love him and hold him close in my heart.

Vickie Gallimore
March 10, 2015

 

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