Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Michael Gallagher, Jr.

Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Stephen Michael Gallagher, Jr.

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

You are a hero and your presence is very much alive by the people who love you. May you continue to watch over your loving family, and all those whom you have touched.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 18, 2017

Rest well Mike. You are missed and thought of often.

Captain Michael McAllister
Lewis Co. Dist. 16 Fire Department

January 11, 2015


Thank you for the example, the way you wore your perfectly cleaned and pressed uniform; and worked with humility and dedication, the way you loved your family and friends, and the way you openly shared your dreams and supported others in the pursuit of their own. I will never forget.

Lt. Laura Hanson
Lewis County Fire District 5

August 18, 2014

Wishing your family well as August draws closer once again. I think of you often with warm smile.

PO3 M. E.

July 27, 2014

Still missing you, your smile, big presence, and your positive attidue. We will never forget you.

Chief Deputy Stacy Brown
Lewis County Sheriff's Office (WA State)

December 20, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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. I thank your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

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

February 26, 2013

Hi Mike; Today marks two years sence the accedent. We think of you all the time. I love you and will always miss you. Your sister and I talk abought all the good times while the two of you were growing up. You will always be in our hearts and prayers. Love, Pops.

Stephen Michael Gallagher Sr.

August 16, 2011

Hey Stephen Michael,
Missing you lotts and just wanted you to know that you will never be forgotten! I just keep remembering the fun times we all had and I just keep telling myself.......It's all good! :o)

Patrol Officer

May 15, 2011

You are still missed so very much each and every day ...


April 26, 2011

Hey Mikey,
Its been almost two long years since we lost such a wonderful warrior. Everybody here still misses you so much. I continue to see your smile and drive on in hopes that I can help the "guys" get home safely to their families. It is such an honor to know you. We miss you #246


April 22, 2011

Happy birthday Mike. Love ya, Pops.

Stephen Michael Gallagher Sr.

February 25, 2011

Hey Mikey, its been so long since I got to go ride with you but I still remember every day from the day I met you right after you finished probation to all the days I got to act with the rest of the explorers in your in-service mockscenes :) those were some great days and I still remember all the advice you gave me to help me some day have a chance to be one of your partners at LCSO and I'm so thankful for everything you taught me. Just wanted to say thanks Mikey, even though I didn't get to know you very well you had a huge impact on me and I'll never forget that.

Explorer Captain
Lewis County

January 10, 2011

Hey Mikey, you are still missed by many. its still hard on everybody, but we try to see the brighter side of things. I miss you. You are my hero thank you for your sacrifice.


October 18, 2010

Mike; Its been 14 months now and my heart is still in pain. I miss you so very much Mike. I miss our talks on the phone. I wish we didn't live so far apart. I know I told you before and I'll say it again how proud I am of you in all that you have done in your life.I know you are watching over Alex and Andrew. Thay are two grate kids. And I to was blessed by God with two grate kids. Mike; You touched so many people with your kindness. Until we meet again. Always love you. Dad

stephen michael gallagher sr

October 7, 2010

I was in Academy class 619 with Mike. For odd reasons I wathced our OC video recently and the one thing I noticed was Mike, there in the background supporting each of us as it was our turn to get that awful fire in our eyes. Mike, I'm glad I had the chance to know you and I hope you rest in peace brother.

T. Speer Patrol
Seattle PD

August 26, 2010

I was in Academy class 619 with Mike. For odd reasons I wathced our OC video recently and the one thing I noticed was Mike, there in the background supporting each of us as it was our turn to get that awful fire in our eyes. Mike, I'm glad I had the chance to know you and I hope you rest in peace brother.

T. Speer Patrol
Seattle PD

August 26, 2010

Hey Mikey I cant believe its been one year. This year has flown by so fast. Everybody here misses you. I cant believe also how hard it has been on everybody to lose a great guy. Stay safe up there. R.I.P 246. Gone but never forgotten


August 19, 2010

Can't believe it's been a year since we lost you. You are still thought of every single day and missed so very much.


August 18, 2010

To Deputy Stephen M. Gallagher Jr, his family and his fellow officers with the Lewis County Sheriff's Office:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

August 18, 2010

A special flag is being flown in your honor Mikey. We all miss you brother 246.


June 22, 2010

Thank you mikey for your Service. I still miss you everday


May 31, 2010

I still go on rides. Many ask me why i do it but i do it for you and all the fallen. I do it for the satisfaction of helping others to make their lives better.I wanted to take the time to thank you for your service to the country and the great lewis county. You definetly made the ultimate sacrifice i also thank you for that. You are our angel and our hero. Some days are tougher than others. You will not be forgotten. We miss you 246. When I hear somebody trying to put us down I tell them about the sacrifice you and the others made. When i go on a ride tomorrow i will help the others to make it home safely. Thank you


May 15, 2010

Still thinking of you and missing you every single day ...


April 15, 2010

Deputy Gallagher and I grew up together in Germantown, MD

When I first started school at Germantown Elementary, I was the kid who was always left out. At times, teachers would force others to let me in on their fun and games. Since it has been so long, I am not sure exactly when I met Deputy Gallagher, but it was the early 80's. What I do know is the fact that he would always make sure that I was invited to whatever he and others around were doing. Either be sitting around talking, riding our bikes through the neighbornood and of course soccer, he would invite me to join. Although younger than me, I always thought of him as my older brother; as my mentor for the future. Thank you for making me a better person. Thank you for helping me understand what a true friend really is. -sb

Shakeel Bokhari
Childhood Friend

April 12, 2010

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