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

Saul, while I didn't know you personally I will be forever grateful for your service and your bravery. You allowed all of us to live safely and securely in this Valley of ours.
My Heart breaks for your family. We will do everything within our power to console and help them.
God Speed Saul! Your smile and presence will be greatly missed.
A grateful, and sadden Citizen


Words cannot express our sadness at what has happened. Saul was well loved and respected in our agency and we will miss him greatly. We are all saying a prayer for his wife and children and his extended family. May god bless us all and keep a tender hand on our aching hearts as we go through the grief of losing a good man. Thank you Saul for all your hard work and dedication to this community. Thank you Maria for sharing him with us, God bless you.

Lake Chelan Valley

Our thoguhts and prayers go out to Deputy Saul Gallegos' family, friends, and co-workers. This is a tragic event that hurts the hearts of everyone. I know it is hard to lose such a BIG HERO! Remember to talk together and help each other through these hard times.

Brother Saul, I know you are being protected by GOD now. He will protect you and hlp you rest peacefully. We will miss you and remember you always.


Trooper Jeff Beazizo #316

State Trooper
Washington State Patrol

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Gallegos and officers of the Chelan County Sheriff's Dept,the officers of the K.U.P.D. stand with heavy hearts today for the loss of one of our fallen brothers. Although Sheriff Gallegos tour of duty has ended he will continue to patrol faithly with us in our hearts.

Rest well my brother you are dismissed.

Det/Sgt. Darren J. Simms
Kean University P.D. N.J.

Saul, some of your fellow academy classmates work here at the Kennewick Police Department so KPD is taking this hard.

Thanks for your service brother, you will be missed by many and god bless your family!

Sgt Mike Genack
Kennewick Police, Wa.

Mrs. Gallegos and family,

I wanted to express my sincere sympathy in this time of loss and to
express my respect for your husband and father and what he has stood
for through his years of service. As previously stated, words can not
express my feelings at this time. It is my prayer that you will find peace
in God. He has promised to be the husband to the widow and the father
to the fatherless. I hope the following passages of scripture will be of
some comfort to you.

2 Corinthians 5:1-10
Psalm 68:5
Psalm 146:9
Psalm 23
and finally, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

May God richly bless you and the children. May He be your strength in
this time or sorrow.

Customs and Border Protection

para toda la familia del oficial Saul Gallegos. El era una persona muy admirada y respetada, va a ser muy extra├▒ado. Todo lo que el asia es protejer a la communidad nadie se esperaba que esto le pasara a el.


para toda la familia del oficial Saul Gallegos. El era una persona muy admirada y respetada, va a ser muy extra├▒ado. Todo lo que el asia es protejer a la communidad nadie se esperaba que esto le pasara a el.

chelan resident

Deputy Gellagos - May the Lord comfort you, your family, your freinds and all of our brothers and sisters in the law enforcement community. Each day we go out knowing that this senseless tragedy can happen to one of us. Each day we come home thanking God we made it through another shift. God called you home early this day and we grieve for our loss of one of our best.

Thank you for your service and the example you were to all of us.

God speed Saul.

Officer D W Schreiber
East Wenatchee PD

A brother paid the ultimate price today
We do not know why he had to go
We all wish that he could stay
We all hurt to see you go.

Saul was good and he was strong
He tried to protect others form wrong
He knew the risks and wore his badge with pride
Now God is with him on his final ride.

Because of an sensless act our communtiy has lost
Saul will be remembered for the job he did
For the lives he touched and the people he helped
You gave it all and paid the ultimate cost.

God Bless you Saul

Officer Bruce Nash
East Wenatchee Police Dept, WA

There is a sadness and anger I've never seen or felt before in this community. God Bless Maria Gallegos and her boys and thank you to Deputy Saul Gallegos for giving of himself to protect and serve. May he rest well knowing he is loved and will never be forgotten.

The Nunez Family
Manson, Wa

We are brothers and sisters. We know, we see and we understand. We mourn as our own family. We cry in silence and seek our own feelings. We ponder our fate but stand true to the job. Saul stood for all we do and fell in the line of duty. May his soul find peace and love.

Officer Bob Smet
Wenatchee Police Department WA

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Sheriff Gallegos' wife, sons, family, friends and co-workers. You are a member of a very large law enforcment family and we will always be with you. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

I knew Saul and had worked with him in the past. Saul was a honorable, decent, hard working Deputy with integrity and morality second to none. He embodied what is best in most men and was the type of law enforcement officer we should all strive to be. My condolences to his family and the Deputies of Chelan County.

Jim Ashenbrenner

Our small community of Lake Chelan and Manson was blessed to have been Served and Protected by Deputy Saul Gallegos. His warm smile and wave will be missed by all and never forgotten as we travel the roads of our Chelan County. Our hearts are breaking for his Loving Wife, four young sons, family members and Fellow Comrades.
Long after the Yellow Crime scene tape is gone please know what has happened will never be forgotten by those he served and gave his life for!
God Bless Everyone,

Heidi Neal
Manson, WA Community Member

Another of my brothers has fallen, and we all ask Why? There is no earthly answer, but the hope and faith that in the end, God will set things right. May God give Saul's family hope and comfort during this terrible time.

Officer Dan Dieringer
East Wenatchee Police, Washington State, FOP Lodge #17

Rest in peace brother. God Bless.

South Carolina Highway Patrol

My deepest thoughts are with your family and co. workers. I also have fond memories of this extraordinary officer above. as a past resident of Chelan. May you bring all that you love the strength to carry on, and keep watchful eye from.

1Z12 Dispatcher - Lynette Zierden
Colville tribal Police Department, Neapelem, WA




To the Family of D.S. Gallegos, The entire Law Enforcement Family grieves with you in your time of loss.
To the Law Enforcement Family of D.S. Gallegos, we all feel your pain and know in our hearts that the coward responsible for this will be brought to Justice and hopefully spend many ,many years living an alternative lifestyle in prison before getting that special chair.
God Bless All Of You

Police Officer

My heart goes out to the family and the friends may you rest in peace.


Another brother has fallen!!!! To the family and freinds of Saul, rest assurred that you are in our prayers and that he will not be forgotten. Although he has made the ultimate sacrifice, rest assured that he is watching over us as we still fight the battle. May God be with you.

Deputy Bob Weeks
Juab County Sheriffs Office

Deputy Gallegos is a former Topeka officer and a childhood friend of a current Topeka officer. I can't imagine what he and the fallen deputies family are feeling right now. I am extending my most sincere condolences to the family, friends, and all of Chelan County Law Enforcement.
God bless you all and give you strength in this trying time.

C. Carbone, Dispatcher
Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center, Topeka KS

Saul, we will miss your smiling face and easy manner. This community has lost a leader and a friend. Our loss will truly continue to be felt, even to those who did not know of your work in the valley. My deepest sympathy to Maria and the boys. We are grateful beyond words for your sacrifices each and every day. Keep smiling on us Saul, and one day we will smile again...


To the family and friends of Deputy Gallegos-my thoughts and prayers are with you.


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