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 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 Office for seven months and previously served with the Chelan Police Department and the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center for seven years. 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

traffic stop

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Words cannot express how much you are missed. Not just as a family man but as a brother and friend to many. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and pray for gun violence to end.

Amy Foster E60
Chelan Police Department

June 21, 2022

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