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Gary Galloway, BHS '69 (1951-2007)

Gary Galloway


Born April 22, 1951 in Glendale California, died Nov ember 21, 2007 in his home from lung cancer.

Gary grew up in Burbank, California and attended Burbank High, where he lettered in water polo. He was active in a local church's youth group through his teens. Gary and some of the other youth counselors started a coffee house in the basement of this local church and began to go out in the community to reach out to other youths. They had much success and their attendance was growing. But, when the church elders started to notice that many of the youths attending were actually troubled, they felt it would make the church look bad and closed down the coffee house.

Gary's calling in life was to help people, all people, with no judgment or thought of self. He carried this into his almost 30 year career in law enforcement. Gary devoted 21 of those years investigating the most sensitive of cases - crimes against children and sexual assault. Although this specialty assignment is associated with a high level of burn out, Gary excelled because he deeply cared about protecting the victims and prosecuting the perpetrators of these crimes. He received many commendations over the course of his career, which is certainly a testament to the high standards he set for himself.

But, his true legacy is all that he has done for others. To have known him is to have loved him, to have admired him, to have learned from him. This man will be deeply, deeply missed.

Gary is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Victoria Bolt; his sons, Gregory Galloway, Robert and Darren Johnson from his first marriage; his parents, Leslie and Colleen Galloway; his sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Dayton Rinard; his niece and great nephew, Kimberly and Mario Penaloza; and many, many more friends and relatives.

Memorial services will be held at Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley on Saturday, December 1, 2007, 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Casa Pacifica, which provides shelter and programs for abused and neglected children. Visit www.casapacif or mail your donation to: Casa Pacifica, 1722 South Lewis Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012.

We love you sweetheart!

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Nov. 28, 2007


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