UPDATE: New York State Police member struck by vehicle when assisting disabled motorist


Major David C. Candelaria

Troop L Commander



Trooper Joseph Gallagher continues to be treated at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY.
At this time, Trooper Gallagher remains in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, where he remains in critical, but stable condition.

On December 18, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., 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.
Major David Candelaria said, “Troop L would like to thank the community for the outpouring of support for Trooper Gallagher, his family and the members of the New York State Police. From the kind words, to the excellent medical care at Southside, to the generous acts of our neighbors, these have not gone unnoticed and have been greatly appreciated during this difficult time. We continue to ask for thoughts and prayers for Trooper Gallagher and his family.”
At this time, the Gallagher family continues to ask for privacy.
Any updates on Trooper Gallagher’s condition will be posted on the State Police Online Newsroom.