Texas deputy, veteran officer shot and killed attempting to make routine traffic stop

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HOUSTON, TX – The City of Houston and Harris County Police Constable Ted Heap are mourning the loss of Corporal Charles Galloway, who was shot and killed this morning in Southwest Houston.

At approximately 12:45 a.m., Corporal Galloway was attempting to make a traffic stop in the 9100 block of Beechnut. The driver exited the vehicle and fired repeatedly at Corporal Galloway’s patrol car. Deputy Galloway was struck multiple times and died on the scene.

“Corporal Galloway did not have an opportunity to defend himself in this brutal attack,” said Constable Heap. “We cannot have people like this on our streets. I do not want to raise my family, my grandchildren, in a county where this type of crime is running rampant.”

The suspect is described as a young Hispanic male. He is driving a newer-model, white Toyota Avalon.

Corporal Galloway joined the Precinct 5 family in 2009, serving the residents of Harris County for more than 12 years, most recently in our Toll Road Division, where he served as a Field Training Officer. He was 47 years old.

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“Corporal Galloway was very much loved by the men and women he served with,” said Constable Heap. “There’s a lot of broken up officers who he meant a lot to in their lives.”

The Houston Police Department is handling the investigation into Corporal Galloway’s shooting. Funeral services are pending.