Corporal James (Jim) Wilbert Gregson Galloway
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
End of Watch: Saturday, February 28, 2004
Tour of Duty: 35 years
Badge Number: 27332
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, February 28, 2004
Incident Location: Alberta
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Corporal Jim Galloway was stationed in Sherwood Park, Alberta at the time of his death.
Corporal Galloway was shot after gunfire erupted at the scene of a standoff at a home in Spruce Grove. Officers were originally called to the location to investigate a report of a bullet hole in a vehicle. Investigating officers were told by a resident that there was an agitated man holed up in a nearby residence and he was armed. The RCMP emergency response team was called in to seal off the area.
At around 1800 hours the suspect attempted to leave the area in a vehicle. Gunfire erupted and Corporal Galloway and the suspect both sustained severe injuries. They were taken to hospital by ambulance where Corporal Galloway and the suspect were pronounced dead.
In 2002 Corporal James Galloway, an RCMP dog handler, received a Certificate of Achievement on September 14th in Halifax at SARSCENE, the annual search and rescue workshop sponsored by the National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS).
Corporal Galloway, who grew up in Quebec was living in Sherwood Park, Alberta, joined the RCMP in 1969 and its police dog section in 1975. Among his many personal initiatives to aid the search and rescue (SAR) community are his work in helping Alberta search dog teams form a province-wide association, called the RCMP Civilian Search and Rescue Service Dog Association, and the time he takes teaching and implementing standards for SAR dog teams.
Corporal Galloway had 35 years of service with the RCMP.
Corporal Galloway is survived by his wife, three children and six grandchildren.