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Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap identified the fallen officer as Corporal Charles Galloway. He served in the department for 12 and a half years.
A corporal from Harris County Precinct 5 was shot and killed early Sunday morning during a traffic stop in southwest Houston.
The deputy has been identified as Corporal Charles Galloway. He has been with the department for 12 1/2 years and most recently served as a field training officer.
During a morning news conference, Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner called this incident nonsensical and said he believes an assault weapon was used in this shooting.
Finner said Galloway was conducting a traffic stop and before he could get out of his squad car, the suspect got out of his vehicle and began firing his gun at Galloway.
“He (the suspect) got out of his vehicle, immediately shot the officer multiple times, punched him, and then drove away,” Chief Finner said.
Harris County Precinct 5 Deputy Ted Heap said it appears Galloway didn’t even have time to respond or defend himself.
“When someone decides to get involved and take the life of a police officer because of a routine traffic stop, I think we have a breakdown in how society is supposed to be,” Heap said.
When Air 11 flew over the Cape Galloway patrol vehicle on Sunday, it had multiple bullet holes in its windshield.
What we know about Charles Galloway
Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap said Galloway was loved by the women and men he served with.
What we know about Corporal Charles Galloway, who was killed early Sunday
Corporal Charles Galloway joined the Harris County Precinct 5 in 2009 and has been serving the community for 12 and a half years. He has worked in many aspects of the patrol division and was most recently assigned to the toll road division. During that time, he switched to night shifts so he could be a field training officer.
Officer Heap said his role was to mentor younger officers, teaching them how to be safe and efficient officers.
“There are a lot of very broken officers who had a lot of meaning in their lives because he was sitting in the front seat with him,” Heap said. “He was the one who taught them what to do and how to get home to their families safely and here we are tonight with the roles reversed.”
Galloway was 47 years old. He is survived by his daughter and his sister.