Texas deputy drowns in attempt to rescue Marine
Officer Down: Denny Galloway - [San Jacinto, Texas]
Additional Info: Sergeant Galloway leaves behind a wife and three children.
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."
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