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Police Investigating Death In Police Chief's Home

Police Investigating Death In Police Chief's Home

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The Seattle Times via YellowBrix

December 29, 2010

TENINO – Tenino Police Chief Sean Gallagher’s wife died of a shotgun blast to the head, according to Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock.

Lacey police found Marlo Gallagher, 43, dead in her home Sunday afternoon in the 4500 block of Beckonridge Lane Southeast after learning that a firearm had been discharged.

Lacey police Lt. Phil Comstock said Tuesday that investigators think the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. However, the final determination will not be made until after the Coroner’s Office receives a toxicology report, which could take six to eight weeks.

Comstock said he doesn’t know who owns the shotgun that killed Marlo Gallagher. She and her husband were the only people in the home at the time of her death Sunday, Comstock has said.

An inter-jurisdictional team of detectives is investigating. Tumwater police detective Jennifer Kolb is the lead investigator.

Sean Gallagher has been chief of the Tenino Police Department for about a year. He was unavailable for comment Monday.


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    hydroponic3

    over 2 years ago

    58 Comments

    Interesting read, I feel it's important to know about these things.

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    sycasanova

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    it does NOT sound suspicious you idiots. stop making stupid comments and wait for the facts..

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19386 Comments

    A tragedy above all. Let it play out

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    BarnDog

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    what sort of introduction would you like?... I am retired local p.d. & have continued to stay connected in the community...

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    Rscheiterle

    over 3 years ago

    1822 Comments

    I agree aussie4 either outcome it is a sad situation.

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    aussie4

    over 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    No matter what the outcome, a lady is dead.

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    I don't know BarnDog, do you? How about an introduction of who you are as requested in the TOS.
    "as we all know", Do "we". I don't know who this "we" is that you are referring to as I don't know who "you" are.

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    BarnDog

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    I agree women rarely shoot themselves in the "face". Isn't this officer from New York? He and his wife were married 20+ years. Didn't the chief just fire his sgt?... as we all know... follow the evidence. My prayers to the family. Tenino is such a small town... this must of shook the whole town.

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    OlSkoolBlu89

    over 3 years ago

    2484 Comments

    Mmmmm 6 to 8 weeks for a tox screen, Really? since when.

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    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    Bump HEYSARGE! We need some Sherlock Holmes here....

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    LCSO_165

    over 3 years ago

    338 Comments

    I agree, Glock ... I am glad to see the department immediately requested an outside agency to handle the investigation. The father of two officers at a local agency here was shot/killed by two other officers. The circumstances of the two officers initial contact with the deceased and other questions started a snowball that has turned into a cluster, to say the least..... This agency waited a week to request help from State Police - they declined. Whatever transpires, I fear it will not be good. Everyone please BE SAFE!!

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    coshane220

    over 3 years ago

    682 Comments

    Will let this investigation play out.

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    Allen705

    over 3 years ago

    1466 Comments

    I hate to hope it's suicide, but you know what the other option is, and we don't yet ANOTHER story about that.

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    grant319

    over 3 years ago

    1208 Comments

    We need more

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10478 Comments

    I'm waiting for more info.

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