Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Patrick J. Gallagher

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, April 14, 1931

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Reflections for Patrolman Patrick J. Gallagher

Patrick J. Gallagher was my great grandfather. He was born in Ireland, came to America as a young man, fathered four, left behind his lovely widow Ellie, and was also a World War I Veteran of the 331st Infantry of the United States army.

He was murdered when my grandmother, Irene Conroy, was 3 years old.

While Great Grandpa Gallagher died far too young in 1931, his spirit lives on.

He has (at least) two great-great grandsons who are poised to carry his fearlessness, toughness, and legacy on well into the 22nd Century (God Willing).

I am grateful to read how many people who never knew him, or my family, still pay him respect on this website. I assure you it is appreciated.

He is buried in Evanston, Illinois, where I went to college. My family and I will be returning soon to pay our respects to this great father and American. I only regret my family didn't let me know where he was buried when I went to Northwestern; I could have visited his burial site sooner, and more often.

Patrick J. Gallagher has been gone for 93 years, but his legacy is not forgotten.

Jeffrey J. Conroy
Great Grandson (Irene was my grandmother; Grandma lived to be 92!)

June 12, 2024

Patrolman Gallagher,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


United States Border Patrol

April 14, 2021

Patrolman Gallagher,
On today, the 87th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


United States Border Patrol

April 14, 2018

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Gallagher. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary of your death. 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.

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

April 14, 2012

The Patrolman Carl Johnson was my Great Grandfather, he was deeply saddend by this.

Sam Hankel

July 14, 2011

It has been 80 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice but the CPD will not allow you to be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Detective Thomas Downes

June 30, 2011

Thank you for you bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your loved ones find solace in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired

April 14, 2008

You have not been forgotten. Your name now appears on the new Chicago PD Memorial located on the Lake front. It is a beautiful and peaceful park. Thank you for your service to the City of Chicago. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

September 20, 2006

We will not let you be forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother.


March 9, 2004

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