Sergeant Mark Gallagher
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
End of Watch: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Tour of Duty: 25 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Natural disaster
Date of Incident: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Incident Location: Overseas
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Sergeant Mark Gallagher and Superintendent Doug Coates were killed when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Both officers were among 82 other Canadian police officers who were assigned to the RCMP's International Peace Operations Branch and had been deployed to Haiti to help train local law enforcement officers.
When the earthquake struck, the buildings that Sergeant Gallagher and Superintendent Coates were in collapsed, killing them.
The earthquake killed an estimated 150,000 people.
Sergeant Gallagher had served with the RCMP for 11 years and had previously served with the Moncton, New Brunswick, Police Service for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
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