Trooper Joe Gallagher – One Year After The Accident That Changed His Life

December 18, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Exactly one year ago, New York State Trooper Joe Gallagher was on duty – he was helping a stranded motorist when he was struck by a car on an overpass from the Long Island Expressway. The Buffalo native was critically injured.

It was 2:30 in the afternoon, just a week before Christmas. The horrific accident changed Trooper Gallagher’s life forever.

Joe Gallagher is married and he and his wife have two small children.

Joe Gallagher’s Aunt, Ann Laudisio asked me to write an update on this one year anniversary,  “He continues to reside in a nursing facility in Long Island and receive therapy and care for his critical injuries. The Gallagher family appreciates the support and prayers they have received during this difficult time. Trooper Gallagher was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. with most of his family still residing in WNY. His family asks for continued prayers as Trooper Gallagher recovers.”

If anyone is interested there are still ” I Support Trooper Gallagher” T shirts available for $10 with proceeds going directly to Trooper Gallagher and his family. Please email for purchases.



About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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