Detective John M. Gallino

Detective John M. Gallino

Crestwood Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, March 18, 1972

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John M. Gallino

Detective Gallino was shot and killed when he was identified as a police officer during a robbery at Cousin Hugo's tavern at 3233 Laclede Station Road in Maplewood.

Detective Gallino was in a local pub when several armed men entered and ordered all of the patrons to lay on the floor. As the suspects robbed each patron, they located Detective Gallino's badge and gun. Once he was identified, the suspect shot and killed him.

Five suspects were arrested and charged with the murder of Detective Gallino and another customer. Two of the suspects were later convicted of the murders and sentenced to two life imprisonment terms.

He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life imprisonment

robbery in progress

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Det. Gallino,
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 Crestwood. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 18, 2022

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