UPDATE: Around 40 officers from the Chattanooga Police Department will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio, for Officer Nicholas Galinger's funeral. 

Twenty-one of those officers were part of Ofc. Galinger's cadet class.

The casket bearing Officer Galinger's body left Chattanooga Wednesday morning for Cincinnati. People in cities along the way have come out to pay their respects.

Ofc. Galinger will be laid to rest on Friday, and visitation will take place Thursday.

"Chief David Roddy will speak at the funeral per the request of Ofc. Galinger's parents," a CPD spokesperson said.

His funeral will be held at Mount Washington Presbyterian Church at 11:00 am. 

Following the funeral, Ofc. Galinger will be buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetary - Union Township in Ohio.


PREVIOUS STORY: Funeral arrangements have been set for a Chattanooga police officer who was killed in a hit and run incident over the weekend.

The Chattanooga Police Department Motor Unit will lead an escort from Heritage Funeral Home on East Brainerd Road, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

CPD officers will line the route from the funeral home by standing on sidewalks on each side of East Brainerd Road to I-75 North.

According to the New Richmond Police Department, viewing for Officer Nicholas Galinger will be at T.P. White Funeral Home at 2050 Beechmont Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Services will be on Friday, March 1 at 11:00 a.m.

A GoFundMe Page has been set up to help Officer Galinger's family, including the two children he left behind.

Police say Officer Galinger was killed in a deadly hit and run on Saturday night.

Police say the driver who hit Galinger, Janet Elaine Hinds, has been arrested.

Hinds is being held in the Hamilton County Jail.

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PREVIOUS STORY: The Chattanooga police officer who was struck by a vehicle on Hamill Road has died.

A spokesperson for the Chattanooga Police Department tells Channel 3 Officer Nicholas Galinger, 38, was inspecting a manhole cover that had water flowing from it around 11:00 Saturday night.

That’s when police say a 2017/2018 Honda CRV struck Galinger and fled the scene.

Galinger, who graduated from the police academy in January, was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

Police are searching for the vehicle with heavy front end damage.

If you have any information that can help police, call 698-2525 or submit tips through CPD’s mobile app.


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga Police are searching for a vehicle involved in a hit and run.

It around 11:00 Saturday night near the 2900 block of Hamill Road.

Chattanooga Police tell Channel 3 a person was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

Hamill Road is shut down near Crescent Club Drive.

Channel 3 has a crew on the scene and is working to learn more.