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Texas deputy drowns in attempt to rescue Marine

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September 15, 2005

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Texas deputy drowns in attempt to rescue Marine

Officer Down: Denny Galloway - [San Jacinto, Texas]

Biographical Info

Age: 34

Additional Info: Sergeant Galloway leaves behind a wife and three children.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Sgt. Galloway drowned while attempting to rescue struggling swimmers from the Trinity River.

Date of Incident: September 15, 2005

By Mike Glenn, Houtston Chronicle

A San Jacinto County deputy constable died Thursday evening while attempting to save a struggling swimmer in the Trinity River, authorities said.

Sgt. Denny Galloway, 34, was unable to reach the swimmer, a young Marine who recently returned to Texas from a tour in Iraq, said Precinct 2 Constable Jerry Everitt.

"Denny Galloway died a hero today," Everitt said Thursday night. "He didn't hesitate to think about his safety at all."

For full story, visit: Rescue attempt ends with 2 dead

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