Officer Nicholas Galinger was with his field training officer inspecting a manhole cover that was overflowing with water when a passing Honda CRV struck him.
 - Image courtesy of Chattanooga Police Department / Twitter.

Officer Nicholas Galinger was with his field training officer inspecting a manhole cover that was overflowing with water when a passing Honda CRV struck him.

Image courtesy of Chattanooga Police Department / Twitter.

An officer with the Chattanooga (TN) Police Department was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night, according to the department's Twitter page.

Officer Nicholas Galinger was with his field training officer inspecting a manhole cover that was overflowing with water when a passing Honda CRV struck him.

Galinger was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The 38-year-old officer had just graduated from the police academy in January 2019.

The Chattanooga Police Department announced on Monday that Janet Elaine Hinds turned herself in just hours after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation put her on its Top Ten Most Wanted list.

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