Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Saul Gallegos

Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, June 26, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Saul Gallegos

Words cannot express how much you are missed. Not just as a family man but as a brother and friend to many. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and pray for gun violence to end.

Amy Foster E60
Chelan Police Department

June 21, 2022

God Bless your family may you RIP thank you for your service!

Lynda Thurman Thurman

June 20, 2022

Miss you 2K4 you're always in my heart and never forgotten. Your family are still in my prayers Drove around Chelan like back in the day Miss bumping into you I know you where K20 but you will always be 2K4 to me and my Cpl Love you brother Rest in peace my friend

Former Chelan Police Department

July 18, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Gallegos.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 19, 2019

I attended your funeral/memorial as an employee of Ballard ambulance and have thought of you and your family often every since! Rest easy deputy we’ve got your watch!

Tim Crouch RN, EMT-IV
Ballard Ambulance

June 27, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 26, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 22, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 9th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 30, 2012

When we visit Celan, each time I run down this road, I stop by your memorial. I say a prayer of thanks to gof for officers like you who have given up their lives to keep us safe. You are the bright light in all the darkness. Peace of God be with your family members.

Mr. Chris Noeske

August 10, 2011

Saul, every time that I listen to this song I think of you and your wife and children. You were a very special husband and father and I know how much your wife missed you so much. You will always live in our hearts.

Back when I was a child
Before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high
And dance with my mother and me and then
Spend me around till I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved

If I could get another chance
Another walk, another dance with him
I'd play a song that would never ever end
How I'd love love love to dance with my father again

Verse 2:
When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way I would run from her to him
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me(yeah, yeah)
Then finally make me do just what my momma said
Later that night, when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me

If I could steal
One final glance
One final step
One final dance with him
I'd play a song that would never ever end
Cause I'd love love love to dance with my father again

Verse 3:
Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
I'd hear how my mother cried for him
(2x) I'd pray for her even more than me

I know I'm praying for much too much
But could you send back the only man she loved
I know you don't do it usually
But dear Lord she' s dying to dance with my father again

Every night I fall asleep
And this is all I ever dream

Marina Urquilla
Family Friend

June 22, 2011

I always forget you were a police officer because I just remember you as my uncle, the one who would dig through my back pack and always ask me what I wanted to be when I grow up. When I realize you were so much more than a loving, caring and involved uncle.. and when I see how many people knew how special you were it just makes me really proud :D Thank you everyone


March 29, 2011

So many years have passed --- but we have not forgotten. 2011 will be year 6 for the Memorial Run we hold in your honor --- you would be so proud of the boys, and your wife. They are truly special people. You are missed by many --- and we will never forget.

Eileen Ervin, Emergency Management
Chelan County Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2010

Remembering you today Saul and the service to your community, we will never forget.

Emory - Ephrata, WA
brohter of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J Lane EOW 5/30/2003

June 26, 2010

Saul was a good man and a great friend. I remember the day he died, I was in the CCFD#7 dispatch room and he signed out at the North Office. I wheeled myself out in the chair and said hi. Later that day Saul was killed. It was a sad day for anyone that knew Saul, his wife Maria, or his kids. RIP K20 you are gone but not even close to being forgotten.

John Snyder

June 27, 2009

To Deputy Saul Gallegos, his family and his fellow officers with the Chelan County Sheriff's Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Gallegos’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Gallegos and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badeg, Inc
Members and Staff

June 26, 2009

The years pass, some people forget. Those that love you and are close to you will never let you be forgotten for you are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 26, 2008

Here it is, almost five years since you were so needlessly, and tragically taken from us. There is not a day that passes that I don't look at your picture, and wonder "why?" I clearly remember the night that you were "stolen" from the community who greatly respected you, and the work you did for them. I will always remember, and cherish the memories of our conversations and working with you with Chelan Police Department. You will never be forgotten.

J. Field
Former Co-Worker

May 10, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 9, 2008

Four years later, each day I wear the uniform I remember the price you paid. Please continue to watch over us from above. You will always be missed.

Richland Police Dept, WA

June 29, 2007

On this day, 4 years ago, you paid the ultimate sacrifice. I am sure your family felt horrible sorrow in your untimely murder as well as terrific pride in your job as a Police Officer. Thank you for bravely and proudly serving your community. You will always be a hero who will NEVER be forgotten!


June 26, 2007

It's been 4 years. I'll always remember your name and
look forward to meeting you in Paradise some day. I
love this Chris Rice song titled Untitled Hymn.

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!

Your memory is alive and well. Healing will only come
when those whose faith is in Christ will meet you on the
other side. Until then, we rejoice that you are with the
Savior and the cares of this earth are far from you! God
promises to be a Father to the fatherless and I know He
holds your boys close. May they feel His presence throughout all their lives.

Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

June 26, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Gallegos,
On this fourth anniversary of your EOW, I want to thank you for your dedicated committment in serving the citizens of Washington. My thoughts are with your family, especially your sons, who will carry your legacy for years to come.

Pennsylvania citizen

June 26, 2007

Deputy Gallegos's son have missed out on knowing a great man. I am hopefull that they will grow up to be the men he would have liked for them to be

June 25, 2007

I have just recently been hired by the Chelan County S.O. I moved here from out of state. I have been here for less than two months and I already see the impact that you made on this agency and the State of Washington. From the moment I hired on I saw your face...I heard your name....I've been driven by your home by fellow deputies several times....I even purchased one of those cute bears in your memory...that now sits proudly in my home.... It's rare that someone leaves that kind of mark on their agency. I am now in the Equiv. Academy and I see your name printed in honor along side many more. Your death has changed the way DT is taught to rookies and oldies.....the rules are is no longer taught to JUST protect your is taught to FIGHT BACK...PROTECT YOURSELF...DO WHATEVER IT TAKES...
Tears fill my eyes as I realize that you had to give your life to help ME save mine....
Thank you Deputy Sheriff Saul Gallegos

New Partner Chelan County Sheriff Office

September 26, 2006

Rest safe with The Lord until the chain links again.

June 26, 2006

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