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Cpl. James (Jim) Wilbert Gregson Galloway, Regimental No. 27332

Cpl. James (Jim) Wilbert Gregson GallowayCpl. Jim Galloway was born on July 26, 1948 at Montreal, Quebec, where he joined the RCMP on May 6, 1969. After completing Depot Training in Regina, he was posted to the Governor General’s Troop, Protective Services, “A” Division, Ottawa on November 24, 1969.

Following this tour of duty in Ottawa, Cpl. Galloway held posts in Saskatchewan at: Elbow Detachment, “F” Division from October 13, 1970 to July 30, and at Swift Current Detachment, “F” Division from July 30, 1973 to December 15, 1975.

Jim joined the RCMP with the specific intent of serving in the Police Service Dog Section. He had a keen interest in dogs early in his life, helping his father raise Beagles, Springer Spaniels, and English Pointers. At one point they had a stock of 28 adult breeding dogs.

Jim was selected for Police Service Dog Section on December 15, 1975, posted to “C” Division (Quebec), Security Services, Dorval Airport. He was promoted to Cpl. on September 6, 1977, and held subsequent postings within Police Service Dog Section as follows:

  • September 6, 1977–June 11, 1986: St. Albert Sub/Division Dog Section (Ft. Saskatchewan)
  • June 11, 1986–September 30, 2000: “K” Division, Edmonton Support Services, Dog Section
  • September 30, 2000–December 01, 2002: Northern Alberta District Dog Section (Sherwood Park)
  • December 1, 2002–February 28,2004: “K” Division Police Dog Service (Strathcona County)

Dogs handled by Cpl. Galloway include Klia, Shep, Max, Danko, and Cito.

Cpl. Galloway has provided exemplary service to the Police Service Dog Section, with his leadership, tenacity, strong work ethics and outstanding dedication. He has held the role of Program Manager, “K” Division since November 2002.

Cpl Galloway managed the RCMP Civilian Search and Rescue Service Dog Program in Alberta. He has been an active member and team coordinator for Northern Alberta Wilderness Search and Rescue, instrumental in training and certifying to an approved standard, numerous civilian search and rescue dog teams in Alberta. Cpl Galloway’s consistent, thorough, and professional approach to any task has been his trademark; qualities he has imparted on those who worked alongside of him.

Additionally, Cpl Galloway served as a member of the Edmonton Emergency Response Team (ERT) and tactical teams. He was killed in the line of duty on 2004 February 28, while involved in an ERT call, attempting to apprehend a mentally unstable individual during an armed stand-off.

Jim married Margaret Bromley Edwards, from Montreal, on May 22, 1971. Jim is survived by his wife Margaret and their three children and eight grandchildren. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Lucy and Duncan Galloway.

Medals:

  • 125 Canada Anniversary Medal, 1992-12-12
  • Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002-09-06
  • RM 20 Year Long Service Medal, 1989-05-07
  • RM 25 Year Long Service Medal Bronze Clasp, 1994-05-05
  • RM 30 Year Long Service Medal Silver Clasp, 1999-05-05