Deputy Sheriff Saul Gallegos

Deputy Sheriff Saul Gallegos

Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, June 26, 2003

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Saul Gallegos

Deputy Sheriff Saul Gallegos was shot and killed after stopping a man suspected of driving on a suspended license on U.S. 150, in Manson, at approximately 6:00 pm.

The subject pulled into a driveway and then fled on foot with Deputy Gallegos in pursuit. A violent struggle ensued in which Deputy Gallegos was shot two times. A citizen used Deputy Gallegos' radio to report that an officer had been shot.

The suspect was apprehended three days later in Connell, Washington. He was found guilty of aggravated first degree murder on October 28th, 2004, and sentenced to life in prison. On September 25th, 2009, he stabbed a fellow inmate to death.

Deputy Gallegos was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Chelan County Sheriff's Officefor seven months, and had previously served with the Chelan Police Department for seven years and the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center. He is survived by his wife and four young sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge K20
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Miss you 2K4 you're always in my heart and never forgotten. Your family are still in my prayers Drove around Chelan like back in the day Miss bumping into you I know you where K20 but you will always be 2K4 to me and my Cpl Love you brother Rest in peace my friend

Former Chelan Police Department

July 18, 2020

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