Condolences for John “Jack” Gallagher

Ashley Pike posted on 5/15/19

My father, the late Charles Pike and I both worked with Jack when he was the Juvenile Officer in the Wellsville Police Department. Jack had all the right values and dedicated himself to helping the at- risk children in his community. Dad and I, who were juvenile judges at different times, felt that Jack never brought us a problem without a suggested solution. He served very honorably and many families received the benefits of his efforts. My condolences to his family.


James Hill posted on 5/14/19

"The Final Inspection" The policeman stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining. Just as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My church have you been true?" The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I've been violent, Because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny, That wasn't mine to keep.... Though I worked a lot of overtime When the bills got just too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here. They never wanted me around Except to calm their fear. If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't.....I'll understand. There was silence all around the throne Where the saints had often trod. As the policeman waited quietly, For the judgment of his God. "Step forward now, policeman, You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell."


Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Musuem posted on 5/14/19

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of John Gallagher, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, John Gallagher, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Missy "Adams" Davis posted on 5/14/19

My deepest condolences go out to the Gallagher family . So sorry for your loss.



Lisa Collins posted on 5/13/19

Sending prayers of comfort to Mr. Jack Gallagher's family while honoring his going home tribute. Very much well Loved, Caring & Respected guy. Always enjoyed talking with him & knowing him. Sad to see his next journey of life but understanding his time has come for other adventures. Rest easy "Jack" so loved by many! ❤❤❤❤


Kira posted on 5/13/19

Jack was the best WELLSVILLE cop they ever had. He will be truly missed by many.


Jeffrey Zoellers posted on 5/13/19

always felt the kids were important taljed to every kid he ran into will be missed


Sonnie Goodwin posted on 5/13/19

Very good man! The best police officer Wellsville ever had! May you Rest In Peace in God’s arms.


Kristy LaLonde posted on 5/13/19

Jack was a great man! He's been a part of my family for as long as I can remember. He and my Pap Daniels worked the police department together. He was a special part of our family and will always be remembered as one of the great ones


Scott Wetzel posted on 5/13/19

Was a great man, and was someone that I looked up to. The best police officer Wellsville EVER HAD! Great guy!


Fred and Mary Frost posted on 5/13/19

Fred and I will miss Jack. He always greeted us when we went to Mass and he and Fred had lots to talk about being in the Marines. Semper Fi. Jack ! RIP!