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 10 Most Wanted List. She was charged with vehicular homicide. On September 25th, 2021, she was convicted of eight counts related to the crash.

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


  • Age 38
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge 1016

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted of homicide

field training, hit and run

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I am happy to let everyone know that today, Saturday September 25th, the Jury came back with a Verdict of GUILTY on 8 counts!
The sentencing for this CONVICTED KILLER is set for November 1st. The potential prison sentence is 8-12 years (Count 1 is the only charge that comes with mandatory prison time).

Although the sentencing is yet to come, I hope that todays GUILTY VERDICTS bring a measure of comfort to all who knew/loved HERO Officer
Nicholas Galinger!

I pray that the MAXIMUM sentence possible will be imposed.

Keeping the family, friends and colleagues in my thoughts and prayers.

GOD Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Retired Corrections Deputy

September 25, 2021

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