January 14, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of RCMP Sgt. Mark Gallagher. He was 50 years old.
Sgt. Gallagher died on January 14, 2010 while serving on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti. After countless hours of searching, Sgt. Gallagher’s body was found in the collapsed building he was housed in after rescue efforts were able to clear away the rubble and debris caused by a strong earthquake that struck close to Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 12, 2010.
On July 7, 2009 Mark deployed to Haiti, from his position as RCMP Media Relations Officer for the province of Nova Scotia, on a nine-month United Nations Peacekeeping mission. His duties in Haiti included working on Project Coordination. Sgt. Gallagher was passionate about assisting those in need and always found opportunities to serve his community. His love of the French language was a perfect fit for his deployment to work with the people of Haiti.
Our condolences go out to Mark’s family, friends and colleagues.