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

Your family and agency are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service to our state! May you Rest In Peace.

Dispatcher Hunter Morrell
Sullivan County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office

March 1, 2019

The men & women of the Abilene Police Department extend their prayers to the family, friends, and coworkers of Police Officer Nicholas Galinger, following his death. His brief service with his agency cannot possibly be the sum of the service and selflessness he administered over the span of his life. We are grateful for his servant heart and committed principles by which he lived.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

February 28, 2019

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Chattanooga Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

February 27, 2019

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

February 27, 2019

Rest In Peace, Hero.

Law Enforcement Explorer Joshua Both
Tustin Police Department

February 27, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

February 27, 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

February 27, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. Even though your service was short sir, you had the constitution to give this profession a go. Not many have your courage. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Galinger during this time of tragic and sudden loss.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. Matt 5:9
Deputy Donnie Meaders (Retired)
Okfuskee County (OK) Sheriff's Office

February 26, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

February 26, 2019

Thank you Officer Galinger for your dedication and for paying the ultimate price for the fine folks in the great state of Tennessee. You are a true American Hero !!!! My thought and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 26, 2019

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN

Police Officer Ryan Lay
Cincinnati Police Department

February 26, 2019

Thank you for your sacrifice officer, may you rest in peace.

Explorer Cam Fitzpatrick
Elbert County OEM/EOC

February 26, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Officer Nicholas Galinger. Please know we are eternally grateful for Nicholas’ service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Galinger, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Chattanooga Police Department, for Nicholas’ partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Nicholas Galinger’s family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
POINT 27

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department Retired
Law Enforcement Outreach
POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department
POINT 27- a Law Enforcement Liaison

February 26, 2019

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Officer Galinger and to the Brothers and Sisters of the Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee. May he Rest In Peace. And may God comfort them all during this time of grief.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre (Ret.Manor Tw
Red RoseLodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvania

February 26, 2019

Your family and friends are in our prayers.

Sergeant Shane Watson
Bluff City Police Department

February 26, 2019

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Investigation & Identification our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Nicholas Galinger and the extended law enforcement family of the Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee.

End of Watch Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

February 26, 2019

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief (Retired) Jim Allen
Mobile County Alabama Child Support Enforcement

February 26, 2019

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

February 26, 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.

February 25, 2019

Rest easy brother, thank you for your service. You won’t be forgotten.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

February 25, 2019

God bless brother. RIP

Retired NYPD Detective Matty Longo
NYPD

February 25, 2019

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County Police Department, New York.

February 25, 2019

Final Salute Officer Galinger. Thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

February 25, 2019

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 25, 2019

Prayers to the family of Officer Nicholas Galinger. Prayers for the fellow officers and the City of Chattanooga Police Department during this tragic time. RIP Officer Nicholas Galinger

Deputy Sheriff Cameron Foister
Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

February 25, 2019

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