KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
February 1, 2022
By Natalie Cook Clark
The funeral for Corporal Charles Galloway is today in Katy. The service is open to the public. Corporal Galloway was shot and killed during a traffic stop on January 23, 2022. He was a 12 year veteran of Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office and a field training officer.
Corporal Charles Galloway's funeral will be public and in Katy, TX today.
Corporal Charles Galloway’s life will be celebrated in a public funeral today, February 1, 2022. The service starts at 10:00 a.m. at Second Baptist Church- West Campus (19449 Katy Freeway) in Katy. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
A Longtime Katy Resident
Corporal Galloway was a longtime Katy resident who served for over 12 years with the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office. He was killed during a traffic stop on January 23, 2022 at 47 years of age.
"Corporal Galloway was very much loved by the men and women he served with," says Constable Heap. "There's a lot of broken up officers who he meant a lot to in their lives."
“Corporal Galloway was one of a kind,” says Sgt. Jan Grizzaffi. “He always had a smile on his face and coffee in hand.”
Corporal Galloway served on the Precinct 5’s Toll Road Division. He recently transitioned to some night shifts so he could train younger deputies, something he was passionate and will be remembered for.
“Sensei Galloway is what I would jokingly call him,” says Deputy Josiah Smith, who says Corp. Galloway taught him how to do the job. “You couldn’t ride with him and that not rub off on you.”
Sgt. Grizzaffi describes Corporal Galloway as being a great listener. “He had a way of making you feel everything was going to be ok,” says Sgt. Grizzaffi.
Harris County Constable Ted Heap and Assistant Chief Kevin Hubbard will both speak at the funeral. Afterwards there will be a short procession from Second Baptist Church- West Campus to Memorial Oaks Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest.
Suspect Arrested, Denied Bail
Suspect Oscar Rosales is behind bars and has been denied bail after being charged with the capital murder of Corporal Charles Galloway.
A multi-agency manhunt led to his capture and arrest in Mexico on January 26, 2022. He was flown back to Harris County that evening where he was booked into the Harris County Jail.
Rosales has lived in the Houston area of 20 years. At the time of Corporal Galloway’s death, Rosales was out on bond for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
“There was some relief in learning that Oscar Rosales was captured and brought back to Houston face the consequences of his actions,” says Robert Henslee with Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office. “But that doesn't lessen the sense of loss at all.”
'He will live on through everyone he touched and taught'
Corporal Galloway was born on April 27,1974 in Harrisonville, Missouri. He is survived by his daughter, Sydney Carter of Katy, TX and two sisters, Sharon Florian of Katy, TX and Jeannie Henry of Gilson, Illinois. He also had several nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
He is also survived by all the officers that he mentored and trained.
“He will live on through everyone he touched and taught,” Deputy Smith.
“I can still hear him, ‘whatcha doin’ girl,” says Sgt. Grizzaffi. “He was a true gentle giant.”
Donate to The Blue Bow Foundation
In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests that donations be made on behalf of Charles Galloway to The Blue Bow Foundation.
From January 20-January 25, eight Houston-area officers were killed.
Funeral will be Streamed Online
The funeral will be livestreamed on the Second Baptist- West Campus website.
“It will be a long healing process for all of our deputies and staff but when the grief ultimately wears off, we will always smile when we remember him,” says Henslee.