Patrolman Spiro Nicholas Galanoudis

Patrolman Spiro Nicholas Galanoudis

Monessen City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, October 19, 1973

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Spiro Nicholas Galanoudis

Patrolman Spiro Galanoudis was struck and killed by the driver of a stolen vehicle while directing traffic at a high school football game at Grand Boulevard and State Road in Monessen.

The 16-year-old suspect was convicted of manslaughter in connection with the incident.

Patrolman Galanoudis was a military veteran who had served with the Monessen Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

directing traffic, hit-and-run, stolen vehicle

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Patrolman Galanoudis,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Monessen. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 19, 2023

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