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What we know about Corporal Charles Galloway, who was killed early Sunday

Cpl. Galloway had been with Precinct 5 for more than 12 years.

HOUSTON — We’re learning more about the deputy constable who lost his life during a traffic stop in southwest Houston just after midnight Sunday.

Cpl. Charles Galloway, 47, was a 12-and-half-year veteran with Harris County Precinct 5, assigned to the Harris County toll road division. He was working nights so that he could train deputies.

According to Constable Ted Heap, Galloway was a mentor to young law enforcement officers, teaching them how to be safe and efficient on the job.

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“He was very much loved by the women and men he served with,” said Heap.

Galloway is survived by his daughter, sister and all of the law enforcement officers who were trained and mentored by him.

"Corporal Galloway was very much loved by the men and women he served with," said Constable Heap. "There's a lot of broken up officers who he meant a lot to in their lives."

Heap says Corporal Galloway decided to go on a night shift so that he could be a field training officer.

"He meant a lot in their lives," said Constable Heap. "He was the one who was sitting in the front seat with them.  He was the one who was teaching them what to do and how to get safely to their families."

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