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Gallagher, Jr., Deputy Stephen (Mike)

End of Watch: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
County: 
Lewis County
Agency: 
Lewis County S.O.

Deputy Mike Gallagher succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when his patrol car collided with an elk on Highway 12. He was re¬sponding to back up another deputy at the scene of a domestic disturbance when the accident occurred near Packwood at approximately 8:30 p.m. After striking the elk, his patrol car ran into a storage shed and then into a utility pole. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. Deputy Gallagher was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office for six years. He was survived by his wife and two young children.