The mission of Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) is to honor the memory of fallen U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents and provide support and resources to the families. BPF provides support to Border Patrol employees, USBP agents and their families for on- and off-duty deaths, injuries, illnesses, family medical emergencies, special circumstances and student scholarships.
Michael V. Gallagher
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September 2, 2010
On September 2, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Michael V. Gallagher was killed after being struck by a drunk driver on Federal Route 19 on the Tohono O'Odham Reservation. This area is near Casa Grande, Arizona. The collision caused Agent Gallagher's vehicle to overturn multiple times; due to the impact, his body was ejected from the vehicle. The drunk driver was charged with involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence and numerous other charges.
Agent Gallagher was a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the 794th Session of the Border Patrol Academy assigned to the Casa Grande Station within the Tucson Sector.
Agent Gallagher is survived by his wife, two sons, mother, father, step-mother, step-father and two sisters.