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Flags to half-staff in honor of State Trooper


Mon, Mar 29th 2021 09:40 am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday ordered flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of New York State Trooper Joseph Gallagher, who died from injuries he suffered three years ago when he was struck by a vehicle while on duty assisting a disabled motorist. Flags were at half-staff beginning Sunday and through interment.

"Trooper Gallagher is a hero to all New Yorkers – he dedicated his life to public service and worked to keep us safe," Cuomo said. "His tragic passing is a reminder of the selfless actions so many brave first responders take each day. We will never forget him and, to honor his memory, I am directing flags be flown at half-staff to honor his memory."

Gallagher had been a member of the State Police since 2014, and was previously assigned to Troop F and Troop T. He was last assigned to SP Brentwood. 

He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, sister and brothers.

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