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West Seneca Family of NYS Trooper critically hurt is asking for moment of prayer Monday afternoon.

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New York State Trooper Joseph Gallagher was helping a stranded motorist on December 18th – when he was struck by a car on an overpass from the Long Island Expressway. The 35-year old, West Seneca Native was critically injured and remains hospitalized.

Family and friends want everyone to know that they believe in the power of prayer and they’re making a request.

Trish Casillo says the family hopes everyone can come together for a brief moment and help her nephew, “It will be 3 weeks to the day that my nephew Joe was hit while on duty helping a disabled driver. All have offered prayers but I believe that there is such power in prayer and even more power in a huge surge of prayer all at the same time!”

The family hopes you will stop what you’re doing at 2:30 Monday afternoon – the exact time of the accident – and invoke Joe Gallagher’s name in prayer. They are hoping for a true miracle.

Although Trooper Gallagher has shown small improvements, he remains unconscious.

The family would also like to thank all of the caring troopers who have helped the family in any and every way possible.

Trooper Gallagher was born in South Buffalo and went to Bishop Timon High School.

He lives downstate and has a wife and two young children.

We are sending prayers to Trooper Gallagher and his family.

Mary Friona

Mary Friona

Editor-In-Chief at Totally Buffalo
Following my heart with my husband and four daughters. An Emmy Award winning journalist lucky enough to work in television & radio for 20 years -seeing wonderful places, meeting great people and telling their stories.
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    Sandra Bonanno

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    My son is a NYS Trooper too. My prayers have been with Trooper Gallagher and his family since day one and it will continue till his recovery! May God Bless him with a speedy recovery and watch over his family.

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      Jean

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      I too am the mother of a NYS Trooper and I know the family unite that exists with these men and women. May Trooper Gallagher be given strength to recover, may positive thoughts be with him and his family and may the blessings of God be with him, his family and all of his family in purple and grey.

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    Gina Barnett

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    Heartbreaking…will be praying

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    Jim Palmatier

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    Praying continuously for Joe and the whole Family!

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    Kim Hayes

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    Praying for Trooper Gallagher. Lord, help him recover from this terrible tragedy!

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    Sandy

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    May the Lord shower your family with His love ❤️ and peace. I pray that the Holy Spirit covers Joseph like a blanket to bring total healing to his body. God bless you always. ✝️✝️✝️

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    Annette Maciejewski

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    I’m praying for Joseph .God is good and Joseph will be blessed and improve. Amen thank you God and family of Joseph

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    Abrahams

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    Prayers for a miracle for Joe Gallagher.

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    Nancy Standish

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    Prayers for Trooper Gallagher for a full and speedy recovery. My Prayers and Positive thoughts are with Joe and the entire Gallagher Family. #SouthBuffaloStrong ????????????

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    marie dulak

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    I just saw this at 2:30 on monday. Said a prayer before I finished reading the story. So at 2:30 I was saying prayers for Trooper Gallagher. I am in my bed waiting for surgery on my broken leg on friday. May God Bless this man and his family.

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    Mary Jane Munch

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    One of my Grandsons is a N.C. State Trooper.I’ll pray every day for Trooper Gallagher

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    Maureen Gonzalez

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    I will continue to pray for a full and speedy recovery for Trooper Gallagher. As a widow of a NJSP Trooper, who was killed in the line of duty in 1997, I am well aware of the dangers of these brave men and women that wear a uniform. We also have established a memorial fund in memory of my late husband, Trooper Scott Gonzalez, and plan to honor Trooper Gallagher at our Annual Bridge Dinner, held at Shawnee Inn in PA, in February. This dinner, created in memory of my husband, recognizes state police members ( and their families) from NJ, PA and NY, for critical situations such as this, as well as for Line of Duty deaths, that have occurred during the prior year. Our goal is to shed some light upon those who are in darkness, offering some emotional , and monetary support to those families in need, since the law enforcement community, is really an extended family, regardless of the state lines that separate us. Proceeds go to each of the several designated families from these 3 agencies.
    If anyone is interested in making a donation , or has any items that can be raffled off, or would like more information about this dinner, can contact me, or at least get in touch with the

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    Maureen Gonzalez

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    Continued from prior post, if anyone would like more information contact the creator of this site
    Mary Friona-Celani, and she can reach me via email. My thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Gallagher and his family.

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    J.A.Payne

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    We will keep Trooper Gallagher in our daily prayers and good thoughts for his family at this most difficult time

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    Gail Destries

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    Your Mercy Family is with you in our prayers and hearts!

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    Marcia Card

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    Praying for Trooper Gallagher to make a complete recovery …may God Bless him and his family.

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    Jack Novak

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    Prayer for a full recovery quickly.

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    Jacqueline DeCarlo

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    I hope and pray he recovers ….
    God Bless him and his family…
    Never give up hope

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    The DelNagro Family NYSP

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    Praying!

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    Linda

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    I pray for Joseph. Father God nothing is impossible with you! Heal Joseph, surround his dear family and his trooper family too with you love and comfort Jesus. We Speak life and healing over him in Jesus name. Let you your will be done, and let your glory be seen in this hard situation. We cry out for a miracle Jesus! Amen. We trust in you Lord you are our hope and our salvation. Thank you!

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    Kathryn Mousseau

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    I will join in prayer at 2:30 today and everyday after until he wakes. God bless him and his family.

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    Paul O'Keefe

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    Prayers for a Full Recovery for N.Y.S. Trooper Gallagher. God Bless His immediate and N.Y.S. Trooper Family!!!

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    Cathy

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    Please Dear Lord help New York State Trooper Joseph Gallagher as he recovers. Through your guidance and direction upon the doctors and nurses and all those praying for Joe give us the true miracle we are praying for. In Jesus name we pray AMEN

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    Luann

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    Praying for a miracle

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    Kevin &Pam Allard

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    Are thoughts and prayers are with the Gallagher family.

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    Barbara Wind

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    To the Gallagher Family: Somewhere down the line, I believe I am somehow related to Joseph through my Aunt Gert Gallagher and Msgr. Gallagher. Now that Joseph is in my thoughts and prayers and would appreciate any update you can give me on his condition.

    Thank you.

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    laurie

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    how is trooper gallagher doing? there was no follow up on how he is!

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