27 March 2021

Major George J. Mohl
Troop L Commander




It is with great sadness that Acting Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen announces the line of duty death of Trooper Joseph Gallagher. 

Trooper Gallagher passed away on March 26, 2021, three years after he was struck by a vehicle while on duty.

On December 18, 2017, Trooper Gallagher was struck by a vehicle while assisting a disabled motorist on the overpass from the westbound Long Island Expressway to southbound Sagtikos Parkway.

Trooper 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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