HARRIS COUNTY - – Condolences, tributes, and memories begin to pour for Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office after Corporal Charles Galloway was shot and killed during a traffic stop in southwest Houston early Sunday.
Houston-area and Harris County officials posted their statements via social media. You can read below.
A Precinct 5 deputy has been shot and killed during an apparent traffic stop this morning in Southwest Houston. Precinct 5 deputies are on the scene and HPD will be handling the investigation. Prayers for the deputy's family and his brothers and sisters in blue. #hounews pic.twitter.com/MxvdlSXKJH— Harris County Pct 5 (@HCpct5) January 23, 2022
Heartbroken at the senseless murder of Harris County Pct 5 Corporal Galloway while he was on duty. I ask that Harris County residents join me in expressing condolences to his family, @ConstableHeap, and all law enforcement officers. We will not rest until we find the suspect.— Lina Hidalgo (@LinaHidalgoTX) January 23, 2022
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner released a statement on the death of Cpl. Galloway:
“The City of Houston extends our condolences and prayers to the family of Cpl. Charles Galloway and the men and women of the office of Harris County Constable of Precinct 5. Cpl. Galloway served with honor and distinction, and his life was taken as he served to keep the rest of us safe. Thank you for your service.
“The person(s) responsible for taking Cpl. Galloway’s life will be found and brought to justice. It is just a matter of time. There is no place you can hide. If anyone has any information on the person(s) who committed this senseless act of violence, please provide it to law enforcement.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Constable Ted Heap and the men & women of the Precinct 5 Constable’s office on the senseless loss of one of their finest this morning during a traffic stop.— Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 (@Pct4Constable) January 23, 2022
We will continue to pray for Precinct 5 and the family of the fallen Deputy. pic.twitter.com/cOC2pAHKx3
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: “Harris County Precinct 5 Corporal Charles Galloway was murdered at a traffic stop early this morning. He was gunned down before even getting out of the car or pulling his weapon. The continued violence against law enforcement must end and respect for law enforcement must be restored if we are going to live in a civil society. Please join Jan and me in prayers for the family.”
Harris County Pct. 1 Constable Alan Rosen: “We are so sad to hear that our brother Cpl. Galloway was murdered early this morning. To the Galloway family, Constable Ted Heap, and our brothers & sisters of Pct. 5, we stand ready to assist with anything you need. May Cpl. Galloway’s memory be a blessing to all who knew & loved him!”
Harris County Pct. 2 Constable Jerry Garcia: This morning, we stand with Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5, and the Precinct 5 family as we mourn the loss of Corporal Charles Galloway who was killed in a senseless act. We ask that you please keep his family in your prayers during this difficult time. Please assist us in monitoring local and social media posts for information that will help lead to the capture of the suspect in this case.”
Harris County Pct. 6 Constable Silvia Trevino: Please join me in praying for the family of Precinct 5 Corporal Galloway, who was tragically shot and killed early this morning during a traffic stop. I also ask that you keep Corporal Galloway’s friends and all our brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement in your prayers.
Harris County Pct. 8 Constable Phil Sandlin: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of Precinct 5 today as they mourn the loss of Corporal Galloway. This senseless murder is a shock to all Harris County law enforcement agencies and we stand ready to support them in any way we can. Please join us in praying for Corporal Galloway’s family, friends, and coworkers.”
Fort Bend County Judge KP George: “We are so saddened at the senseless murder of Harris County Pct 5 Corporal Galloway while he was on duty. Fort Bend County joins our neighbors and nation in the morning and uplifting his family, his colleagues, and all those he knew in prayer.”
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez: “Heartbreaking, may he rest in peace.”
HCSO Major Susan Cotter: “My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Corporal Charles Galloway and the entire Pct. 5 family. I had the opportunity to meet and work with him last year. RIP my friend.”
Harris County Deputies Organization FOP 39: “We are deeply saddened to hear this news and give our heartfelt condolences. We pray for the Deputy, his family, and for his Pct 5 family. Blessed are the Peacemakers.”
Amy Peck, Houston City Council for District A: “So sad to hear that a Precinct 5 Deputy was killed this morning. Condolences to Corporal Charles Galloway’s family and to all the members at Harris County Precinct 5 and Constable Ted Heap. This continued violence against our law enforcement is appalling. #EnoughIsEnough”
Harris County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Corporal Galloway and the entire Pct 5 Constables Office.”
Houston Independent School District Police Department: “The HISD Police Department is saddened by the loss of our brother. Our prayers go out to the family of Cpl. Galloway and the men and women of Pct. 5.”
@955.Rapp: “Prayers go out to the Harris County Pct 5 family on their tragic loss. Rest easy Cpl. Galloway we will take it from here.”