Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Nicholas Scott Galinger

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, February 24, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer Nicholas Scott Galinger

I remember our days doing security together. Those were good days. You made my day at work go by just a little bit better. Your presence and conversation would brighten up any room. I regret not taking enough time off of work to just hit up some bars with you and enjoy Savannah. I want you to know that I think men like you are heroes and it would be very difficult for someone to fill your shoes. You were a real law man. You were honest, hardworking, and you actually cared about others. I'm going to miss you my friend. I hope your in heaven right now helping guard the gates.

Deputy Sheriff M. Lisi
Friend and former security co-worker

July 18, 2019

To all the family and friends of Officer Galinger, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you with comfort, hope and peace.

Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

June 19, 2019


Timothy White Lieutenant

May 24, 2019

Today, I will not answer the radio call that you boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again. Today I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school. Today I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized. Today I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murder or a car theft. Today I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident. Today I will not save your child that you locked in the car or the child you were to busy to watch who went outside and fell into swimming pool, but that I revived. No, today I will not do that. Why? Because Today I was killed be a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway. Today I was was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they has taillight out. TodayI was killed in traffic accident rushing to help a citizen. Today I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a know drug dealer. Today I was killed be a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was to busy. Today I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery. Today I was killed doing my job.

A chaplain and a officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or mother or father won’t be coming home today. The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast but most people won’t know why. There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps will be played as I am laid to rest my name will be put on a plaque , on a wall , in a building, in a city somewhere. A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will morn.

There will be no cries for justices. There will be no riots in the streets. There will be no officers marching , screaming “no justice, no peace.” No citizens will scream that something must be done. No windows will be smashed, no cars burned , no stones thrown,no names called. Only someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about.
I was a police officer

Kaitlyn Lengel

May 13, 2019

Rest Easy, Officer Gallion. Your incident occurred within view of my home off Hamill Road. That evening I saw the blue lights all over the road and the next day watched as detectives and all kinds of police cars worked the area to find your killer. I drive by the spot of the incident every day and will never forget the sacrifice you made for our safety.

Chaplain Tommy Vowell
Chattanooga Police Department

May 8, 2019




April 23, 2019

He was a young man. he had much ahead of him yet this had happened, moreover when he had recently graduated from that time. though life goes on his loved ones and more will understand what happened, and thank him for the service he did and tried to provide. The person who caused his death did turn themselves in and got their justice served, but the life of one was still lost. rest in peace officer Galinger.

Law Enforcement Student
Banning Highschool

April 15, 2019

Rest in Peace Ofc. Galinger. Thank you for your service & sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with the Galinger Family and the CPD.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

April 12, 2019

God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

April 7, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J. Corasaniti II, Ret. Fire Lt., Baltimore City Fire Department.

March 28, 2019

May your family know that your service and your sacrifice will never be forgotten, Officer Galinger. Rest in Peace now, Brother. We've got the watch.

Sergeant Louise Schaefer, Milwaukee Police Department, WI

March 20, 2019

So Sorry for the loss, I pray that GOD will watch over the family and fellow officers that served with this officer. May God give some sense of peace. We all lose when a LEO falls. Take hope in the fact they are now patrolling Heavens Streets. Again my deepest regrets for the loss.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

March 20, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Nicholas Galinger. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 19, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Nicholas Scott Galinger, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

March 14, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Galinger. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Chattanooga Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

March 11, 2019

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco

March 11, 2019

Our Nation lost a great hero in the tragic lose of Police Officer Nicholas Galinger. May the Almighty father grant his soul eternal peace and rest. Please dear Father watch over his children. Us in L E all grieve when one is taken from us.

Det Mike - Reired.
Chicago P.D

March 10, 2019

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

March 10, 2019

My Son Nicholas you may only lived your Star for a small part of time it shines so bright to us your family forever. We miss our talks and our time shared with one another. We Love You Son and although we grieve everyday for you we are proud to know so many people in America came to grieve with us. Thank You our Father Whom Art Into Heaven for allowing him into your Kingdom of Heaven. Rest in Peace My Son

Barry Douglas Galinger

March 9, 2019

Thank you for your service, Officer Galinger. May you rest in the arms of God and may God watch over your family.

Daniel S. Meltzer
Civilian supporter

" 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God' (Matt. 5:9)."

March 8, 2019

Rest in Peace My Brother.

Trooper Judd Whitfield
Georgia State Patrol

March 8, 2019

Our prayers will continue to be with your family and fellow officers. Though the badges may be different we are all one big family of blue.

Dep. D. J. Sons
Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, TN

March 7, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Galinger. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Parole Supervisor Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

March 7, 2019

Officer Galinger, you were a hero in the truest sense of the word, and for your selfless dedication to your bravery, your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

I'm a civilian who cares & appreciates the dedicated and unselfish service rendered by our police officers. I pray for them everyday, living or dead.

March 6, 2019

Officer Galinger, you may have been just getting started with your Blue Family, but you were very much a part of us and will be missed. They worked very hard to bring your killer to justice! I am so sorry for your loss not only to the people of your Department and community; but to your son, daughter and your whole family. I am sure you are sorely missed by all. Watch over them from above now and Rest in Peace brave Sir!

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

March 6, 2019

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