Police Officer Nicholas Scott Galinger

Police Officer Nicholas Scott Galinger

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, February 24, 2019

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Nicholas Scott Galinger

Police Officer Nicholas Galinger was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 2900 block of Hamill Road at 11:00 pm.

He was checking a manhole cover that had water overflowing from it when he was struck. Officer Galinger was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

The vehicle fled the scene after striking him. The driver turned herself in two days later after being added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted List. She was charged with vehicular homicide.

Officer Galinger had just graduated from the police academy in January 2019 and was in field training. He is survived by his son, daughter, parents, two sisters, two brothers, two grandmothers and other relatives.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge 1016

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with vehicular homicide

field training, hit and run

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Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over nine years. I pray that Nicholas' life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

January 11, 2020

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