“The mission of Gallagher's Army: Fallen Officer Fund is simple. We want to get a check into the hands of the surviving family members of a police officer who has been killed in the line of duty as quickly as possible. This show of financial support to be used in any way the family sees fit will in no way compensate for their loss; rather, it's a sign of appreciation, respect and support from a grateful nation” Mike Gallagher, founder, Gallaghers Army: Fallen Officer Fund

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Police Officer Scott Patrick

    Mendota Heights Police Department, Minnesota --  Police Officer Scott Patrick was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue, in West St. Paul, at 12:20 pm. Officer Patrick was standing next to his patrol car's door when the subject fired multiple shots, striking him in the head. He was transported to Regions

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Police Officer Melvin Santiago

  Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey --  Police Officer Melvin Santiago was shot and killed at 4:09 am when he and his partner responded to a robbery call at a 24-hour pharmacy on the corner of Communipaw Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard. A male subject had entered the store and assaulted a private security guard. He severely beat the guard and stole his service weapon

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Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr.

  Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana --  Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares was shot and killed at approximately 4:00 pm while investigating two suspicious men while off duty. Deputy Bares was cutting grass when he observed the men crash their car into a ditch on South Hospital Drive. He called the sheriff's office to report the incident and suspicious activity, then approached

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Police Officer Alyn Beck

  Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada --  Police Officer Alyn Beck and Police Officer Igor Soldo were shot and killed from ambush while eating lunch at a pizza restaurant in the 300 block of North Nellis Boulevard. Two subjects, a male and a female, approached them at their table and shot them execution style without warning. Despite being wounded, one of the officers

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Police Officer Igor Soldo

  Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada  -- Police Officer Igor Soldo and Police Officer Alyn Beck were shot and killed from ambush while eating lunch at a pizza restaurant in the 300 block of North Nellis Boulevard. Two subjects, a male and a female, approached them at their table and shot them execution style without warning. Despite being wounded, one of the

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Sergeant Daryl Giles

Philadelphia School Police Department, Pennsylvania -- Sergeant Daryl Giles suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after breaking up a large fight at George Washington High School, on Bustleton Avenue, in Northeast Philadelphia. He struggled with two students as he broke up the fight. Following the fight he informed other officers that he was suffering chest pains, and a short time later

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Police Officer II Chris Cortijo

  Los Angeles Police Department, California --  Police Officer Chris Cortijo succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when his police motorcycle was struck from behind by an impaired driver at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard at Saticoy Street. Officer Cortijo was stopped at a red light when the impaired driver struck him from behind at full speed, trapping him

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Police Officer David W. Smith

Johnson City Police Department, New York -- Police Officer Dave Smith was shot and killed with his own service weapon after responding to a disturbance call at a business, at 32 Harrison Street, at approximately 7:00 am. An employee at the business began arguing with other employees and assaulted one of them upon arriving at work. As Officer Smith arrived at the scene the employee ran out

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Master-at-Arms Mark Mayo

  United States Navy Security Forces, U.S. Government --  Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo was shot and killed aboard the USS Mahan by a civilian who had boarded the ship while it was docked at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 1. The subject was confronted by the Petty Officer of the Watch on the ship's quarterdeck. During the ensuing struggle the subject was able to disarm the

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Deputy Sheriff Ricky Del Fiorentino

  Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, California --  Deputy Sheriff Ricky Del Fiorentino was shot and killed while searching for a subject who had abducted two people in Oregon earlier in the day and then shot at a store owner near Leggett, California. Officers from multiple agencies were searching the area when Deputy Del Fiorentino came across the subject's car on a dirt road in

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Detective John Hobbs

  Phoenix Police Department, Arizona --  Detective John Hobbs was shot and killed as he and other members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team attempted to serve a felony warrant on a man who had recently been released from prison. The subject fled in a vehicle and was pursued by the detectives until crashing at the intersection of 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road. The subject then

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Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine

  Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida --  Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Pine was shot and killed while responding to reports of car break-ins in a gated community off of South Apopka Vineland Road. When deputies arrived shortly after 11:00 pm one subject fled on foot. Deputies located the subject shortly after midnight near the intersection of South Apopka Vineland Road and

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Deputy Sheriff David “Bubba” Johnson

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee --  Deputy Sheriff David Johnson was killed in a single vehicle crash on U.S. 41A Bypass at approximately 11:20 pm. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree, causing him to suffer fatal

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Deputy Sheriff Adam Davis

Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas --  Deputy Sheriff Adam Davis was killed in a single vehicle crash on FM 1237, near Asa Road, while responding to a report of a subject brandishing a gun near Troy. His patrol car left the roadway at a 90-degree curve in the road and rolled over several times. He suffer severe head injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to Scott &

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Sergeant Robert Baron

  Sandoval County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico -- Sergeant Rob Baron succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a vehicle on I-25, near San Felipe Pueblo. Sergeant Baron was investigating a previous accident during a period of blizzard-like conditions when another vehicle lost control and struck him. He was transported to the University of New Mexico

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Lieutenant Clay Crabb

Austin Police Department, Texas -- Lieutenant Clay Crabb was killed in an automobile collision on U.S. Highway 290, near Sawyer Ranch Road in Hays County, while en route to the police station. His patrol car hydroplaned and slid into oncoming traffic and was struck by another vehicle during a period of heavy rain. Lieutenant Crabb had served with the Austin Police Department for 15

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Special Agent Joseph M. Peters

United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government --  Special Agent Joseph Peters was killed by an improvised explosive device while accompanying soldiers during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Three soldiers were also killed in the explosion. Special Agent Peters had served in the U.S. Army for six years and was assigned to the 286th Military

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Deputy Sheriff Billy “Bubba” Kennedy

  Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas -- Deputy Sheriff Billy Kennedy was shot and killed after responding to a call at a convenience store on South Burleson Avenue, in McCamey, at approximately 11:15 pm. After he arrived at the scene he encountered a male subject. During the encounter the two exchanged gunfire. Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Kennedy was able to return

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Deputy Sheriff Dustin Blake Hamilton

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana --  Deputy Sheriff Dustin Hamilton was killed in a vehicle collision on Joor Road, between Mickens Road and Lovette Road, at approximately 7:10 pm. He had just completed an overtime detail when his patrol car collided with another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Deputy Hamilton had served with the East Baton Rouge Parish

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Detective Sergeant Frank J. Lema, Sr.

United States Department of Defense - Naval Station Newport Police Department,  U.S. Government -- Detective Sergeant Frank Lema was struck and killed by a government truck  on-board the base at approximately 1:30 pm. He was transported to a  local hospital before being transferred to Rhode Island Hospital. He succumbed  to his injuries approximately nine hours after being

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Police Officer Jon Coutchie

  Laguna Beach Police Department, California --  Police Officer Jon Coutchie was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of South Coast Highway and Cleo Street while looking for a speeding vehicle that had evaded other officers. His motorcycle was involved in a collision with a pickup truck in the intersection. Officer Coutchie was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served

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Police Officer Rod Bradway

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana --  Officer Rod Bradway was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute call in a northwest Indianapolis apartment complex.  Upon arrival, Officer Bradway heard cries for help and made entry into an apartment where he came under fire and was mortally wounded. Officer Bradway was able to return fire on the subject and is

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Sergeant Derek Johnson

Draper Police Department, Utah -- Sergeant Derek Johnson was shot and killed when he stopped to check on a vehicle parked on the side of South Fort Street shortly before 6:00 am. A male subject in the vehicle immediately opened fire on Sergeant Johnson, shooting him before he was able to exit his patrol car. Despite being mortally wounded, Sergeant Johnson was able to radio a distress

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Corporal Mike Wilson

  Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, Florida -- Corporal Mike Wilson was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex on Veterans Boulevard in Port Charlotte. The call involved a man in a physical fight with his wife and son. As Corporal Wilson walked up to the stairs to the apartment the male subject emerged and opened fire from the second

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Police Officer William Jason Sprague

Texarkana Police Department, Texas --  Police Officer William Sprague succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while investigating a disturbance at Grady T. Wallace Park at approximately 12:30 am. Officer Sprague had responded to reports of the disturbance, involving approximately 100 people, and was attempting to make contact with the

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Gallagher’s Army Featured in Greenville Journal

The Friday, August 24, 2012 issue of The Greenville Journal featured Gallagher's

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First Responders Bible

Help Gallagher's Army, in partnership with the National Bible Association, distribute 15,000 Bibles to our First Responders across the nation.

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