Chattanooga, TN. Police office killed in hit and run

COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE NEEDED: On February 23, 2019 at approximately 11:04 p.m., the Chattanooga Police Department Traffic Division responded to the 2900 block of Hamill Road on a Pedestrian Struck Officer Involved call. The following was determined through interview, investigation, and observation:

CPD Officer was out of the patrol vehicle inspecting a manhole cover that had water flowing from it

A vehicle traveling northbound on Hamill Rd struck the Officer and fled the scene.

Vehicle description: 2017/2018 Honda CRV with heavy front-end damage

Officer transported to a local hospital via Hamilton County EMS with life-threatening injuries

Investigation is ongoing and proceeding in a logical manner 

Nicholas Galinger (Male, 38)

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525 or submit a tip anonymously in the Chattanooga PD mobile app. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.

CPD is looking for a 2017/2018 Honda CRV with front damage. If you have any info please call 911, (423) 698-2525, or submit tips via Chattanooga PD Mobile app.

NOTE: The preceding information is preliminary and is subject to change as the investigation continues.