Officer Galinger to be laid to rest Friday in Ohio

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Officer Nicholas Galinger to be laid to rest Friday in Ohio.

His family sent out affiliate in Ohio this:

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“It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to Chattanooga, TN. P.D. Officer Nicholas Galinger, who was killed in the line of of duty by a hit and run driver on Saturday night. Please keep former Captain Eric Mace and his family in your thoughts and prayers, as this was his nephew. Viewing will be at T.P. White Funeral Home, 2050 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230 on Thursday 02/28 from 12:00 pm.-5:00 pm. Services are held on Friday 03/01 at 11:00 am lining up at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45230 to the final resting place at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Union Township.”

Galinger’s uncle Eric Mace, works for the New Richmond Fire Department,  told the Ohio affiliate that it is an extremely sad situation because Nicholas was chasing his dream of being a police officer. He says that when he was hit and killed, that dream ended.

He says that he is at a loss. Mace, says that he doesn’t understand how someone could do this. He says that in his 28 years in Fire and EMS, this is the hardest thing that he has had to deal with.

Galinger was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and has lived in Chattanooga since August, 2018.

He moved to Chattanooga 6 months ago to pursue his dream to become a police officer.  He graduated from the Chattanooga Police academy January 24th 2019.

He is survived by his son, Ethan Galinger and daughter, Hailey Galinger both of Cincinnati, Ohio;  parents, Barry and Gretchen Galinger, Ellabell, GA;  sisters, Tonya (Timothy) Hasty,   Tiffany Galinger both of Cincinnati, OH;  brothers, Barry Douglas (Stephanie) Galinger II, Ft. Irwin, CA and Brent (Jennifer) Galinger, Ellabell, GA;  grandmothers, Eileen Galinger, Ft. Thomas, KY and Patricia Ann Nolan, Cincinnati, OH; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chattanooga Police dept. or to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements for Officer Galinger are being handled locally by the Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.