Patrolman Melvin A. Galloway, Jr.

Patrolman Melvin A. Galloway, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, March 21, 1971

Melvin A. Galloway, Jr.

Patrolman Melvin A. Galloway, Jr. was killed in a shootout in a west side tavern.

Officer Galloway was one of two policemen who were working in plain clothes to investigate an alleged prostitution ring at the bar.

Inside the lounge, Officer Galloway observed a fight break out. As he interceded, one of the aggressors displayed a blade. As officer Galloway struggled with the knife-wielding attacker, other officers came to his aid. During the struggle, the assailant gained control of another officers' service revolver; firing one shot, fatally wounding Officer Galloway. Another officer shot and killed the suspect.

Officer Galloway was a member of the Austin District Tactical Unit. He is survived by his son, parents, sister and two step-brothers.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 13794

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Love you my dear brother. After 43 years you are still loved by me and never forgotten.

Diane Milligan

March 21, 2014

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