Trooper Joseph J. Gallivan

Trooper Joseph J. Gallivan

Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island

End of Watch Tuesday, June 22, 1937

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Joseph J. Gallivan

Trooper Joseph Gallivan was killed in an automobile crash on Nooseneck Hill Road while responding to a fire in Ashaway.

His vehicle left the roadway during heavy rain and struck a concrete marker at the Hopkinton-Richmond town line.

Trooper Gallivan had served with the Rhode Island State Police for two years. He was survived by his parents, sister, and three brothers.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Trooper Gallivan, it has been 87 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 2 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 22, 2024

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