Updated at 12:50 p.m. Feb. 25
Law enforcement agencies across the region and the country took to social media Sunday to share their condolences after the death of Officer Nicholas Galinger. Here are just some of the posts offering support and prayers:
"My heartfelt condolences are with the Galinger family and with all who knew Officer Galinger. This tragedy serves as a somber reminder of the immense sacrifice those who protect and serve our communities make daily. God bless our law enforcement officers."
— Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn.
"Please join me in praying for Officer Galinger's family and the @ChattanoogaPD."
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
"Join us in sending thoughts and prayers to the family of Officer Galinger of @ChattanoogaPD. Our deepest condolences for a hero remembered. RIP."
— Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett
"Sending prayers to the Family of CHA Officer Nicholas Galinger. We stand with you all at @ChattanoogaPD."
— Cleveland (Tennessee) Mayor Kevin Brooks
"Our thoughts and prayers are for @ChattanoogaPD and the family of Officer Nicholas Galinger who gave his life in service for his community."
— Smyrna Police Department
"Our hearts hurt today for Chattanooga Police & residents, and the family of Officer Nicholas Galinger who was killed by a hit & run driver."
— Franklin (Tennessee) Police Department
"Always remember Police Officer Nicholas Galinger of the @ChattanoogaPD. Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters of the Chattanooga (TN) Police Department & the family of Officer Galinger."
— Loudon County Sheriff's Office
"We are incredibly saddened over the loss of Officer Galinger of Chattanooga P.D. who was killed in a senseless hit and run. We pray for his loved ones, agency, and community as they grieve this tragic loss. Our hearts are with you."
— Florida Police Chiefs Association
"CPD Officer Nicholas Galinger graduated the academy last month, last night he gave his life in service to our community. Pray for his family, CPD, and area agencies, we are just heartbroken. Pray for our community as one of our guardians has been taken from us."
— Austin Garrett, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office chief deputy
"Please join with us, as we mourn the loss of a Chattanooga police officer who was killed in the last 24 hours."
— Cleveland (Tennessee) Police Department
"Officer Galinger made the ultimate sacrifice last night while trying to protect his community. We stand with our brothers and sisters at Chattanooga Police Department as we mourn the loss of another life taken by the line of duty."
— Rhea County Sheriff's Department
"We are saddened at the news of a @ChattanoogaPD officer who died in the line of duty overnight. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officers family, the CPD family, and all the first responders involved in the horrible incident. Rest In Peace, Officer Nicholas Galinger.
— Tri-Community Fire of Hamilton County
"Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters with the @ChattanoogaPD and the family of Officer Galinger."
— Dalton (Georgia) Police Department
"Our prayers go out to the @ChattanoogaPD as they mourn the loss of Officer Galinger, who was killed by a hit & run motorist. Please keep his family, friends, loved ones, and his colleagues in your hearts. They will be in ours."
— Mount Juliet Police Department
"Our sincerest condolences to the family of Officer Nicholas Galinger and the Chattanooga PD."
— National Police Association
"@ChattanoogaPD & your entire community are in our thoughts & prayers at the loss of Officer Nicholas Galinger."
— Cincinnati (Ohio) Police Department
"Our thoughts and prayers with Officer Nicholas Galinger, his family, friends and @ChattanoogaPD #ThinBlueLine"
— Concord (Massachusetts) Police Department
"Please keep the family, friends, and colleagues of Chattanooga, TN Police Officer Nicholas Galinger in your thoughts and prayers. Officer Galinger graduated from the Academy in January and was still in field training."
— Phoenix Law Enforcement Association
"On behalf of the men and women of the Round Lake Park Police Department our condolences to the Galinger family."
— Round Lake Park (Illinois) Police
"Our condolences to the family, friends, and @ChattanoogaPD on the #LODD of Police Officer Nicholas Galinger"
— Dearborn (Michigan) Police Department
"We send our thoughts and prayers to the Chattanooga Police Dept. They had an officer struck and killed by a hit and run driver. The officer just graduated the academy Jan 24th 2019 #officerdown #neverforgetthefallen #chattanoogapolice"
— Oakboro (North Carolina) Police Department