08/19/2009

Wash. deputy dies after patrol car crash with elk

Seattle Times

CHEHALIS, Wash. — The Lewis County sheriff's office has identified the deputy killed in a collision with an elk as 34-year-old Stephen "Mike" Gallagher of Adna.

The sheriff's office says he was a six-year veteran of the department who previously served eight years in the Army with deployments in Haiti and Kosovo. He leaves a wife and two young children.

Chief Deputy Stacy Brown says Gallagher died Tuesday night at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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