Deputy Sheriff Hugh James Gallagher, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Hugh James Gallagher, Sr.

Storey County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Friday, April 30, 1948

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Hugh James Gallagher, Sr.

Deputy Hugh Gallagher suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to a prowler call three blocks from the sheriff's office near Howard Street and Union Street in Virginia City. He responded directly from the office and up a steep hill to the location, then collapsed.

Deputy Gallagher had served with the Storey County Sheriff's Office for only one year. He was survived by his three sons and five grandchildren.

He is buried at Silver Terrace Cemeteries in Virginia City, Storey County, Nevada.


  • Age 67
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

juvenile, suspicious person

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Deputy Sheriff Gallagher,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Storey County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 30, 2023

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