Police Officer Ray Pierce Gallimore

Police Officer Ray Pierce Gallimore

Chesapeake Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, November 30, 1974

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Ray Pierce Gallimore

Officer Ray Gallimore was shot and killed after being abducted by a convict.

He had stopped for what he believed to be a vehicle accident at George Washington Highway and Wildwood Road. As he talked to the driver the man suddenly jumped from the vehicle with a gun and began to struggle with Officer Gallimore. The suspect was able to gain control of Officer Gallimore's weapon and forced him back into the police car.

The suspect then drove into Portsmouth, where Officer Gallimore attempted to regain control of the weapon. During the struggle Officer Gallimore was shot and died. The suspect, who was on work release from the Virginia Department of Corrections, continued to flee but later committed suicide as officers surrounded him.

Officer Gallimore had served with the Chesapeake Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife, two children from his first marriage, and two stepchildren.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

abducted, parolee

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Police Officer Ray Pierce Gallimore was my father. I was 5 years old when I lost him. Over 40 years later, the pain is still so real. He will always be my Hero! He gave the ultimate sacrifice and I will forever love him and hold him close in my heart.

Vickie Gallimore

March 10, 2015

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