CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — A Chattanooga police officer was killed in a hit-and-run late Saturday night.
Officer Nicholas Galinger, 38, was inspecting a manhole cover that had water flowing from it in the 2900 block of Hamill Road just after 11 p.m. when a vehicle traveling north struck him and fled the scene.
Galinger was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later died.
The suspected vehicle is a 2017/2018 Honda CRV with heavy front-end damage.
Anyone who has seen the vehicle or has information relating to this incident is asked to call 911 or 423-698-2525 or submit a tip in the Chattanooga PD mobile app. Tipsters can remain anonymous.