Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Joseph Gallagher

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Friday, March 26, 2021

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Reflections for Trooper Joseph Gallagher

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Trooper Gallagher and the New York State Police during this time. Thank you, Trooper Gallagher, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 29, 2021

Rest In Peace Trooper

Lieutenant /Ret. Johm Patrissi
NYPD Highway Patrol

March 29, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

March 29, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. A senseless tragedy that could have been avoided. Your service will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

March 29, 2021

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

March 29, 2021

Rest in Peace Trooper Gallagher. Thank you for your Service.
My continued prayers for your Family.

Cpl. Terri Albright
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

March 29, 2021

Rest In Peace sir. With all respect.


March 28, 2021

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

March 28, 2021

Rest In Peace Trooper Joseph Gallagher! Thank you for your 7 years of service with the New York State Police, in New York. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife and your two children, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to all of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

March 28, 2021

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

March 28, 2021

Bless your soul, Trooper Gallagher. You were God's man, only trying to help. May you rest in peace with the angels and your fallen brothers. I pray for comfort for your family.

Heather Beck
Sister of fallen NYS trooper Ross Riley

March 28, 2021

Bless your soul, Trooper Gallagher. You were God's man, only trying to help. May you rest in peace with the angels and your fallen brothers. I pray for comfort for your family.

Heather Beck
Sister of fallen NYS trooper Ross Riley

March 28, 2021

Thank you for your service Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

March 28, 2021

Gallagher family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Trooper Gallagher thank you for your service to your State, Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones (Retired)
Former Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Department

March 28, 2021

Rest In Peace and thank you for your service.

Retired Chief Mike Cardoza
California Highway Patrol

March 28, 2021

Prayers for the family and department

Parole Officer Training Academy - Instru
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

March 28, 2021

RIP, Trooper Gallagher. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

March 28, 2021

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

March 28, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

March 28, 2021

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service and your fighting spirit, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Trooper Gallagher during this time of tragic and painful loss.

Donnie Meaders
Okfuskee County (OK) Sheriff's Dept, Retired

March 28, 2021

May God welcome you with open arms. My respects Sir.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

March 28, 2021

May the Lord Bless you and your family during this time of grieving. Thank you for your service to protect the people that your served. You will never be forgotten.

Mr Paul Gutierrez
God Bless you and your family Trooper Gallagher

March 28, 2021

Rest In Peace Trooper Gallagher, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.


March 28, 2021

R.I.P Trooper Joseph Gallagher

Brian Molyneaux

March 28, 2021


Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

March 28, 2021

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