Officer of the Quarter

Patrol Officer Wayne Nelson was awarded Officer of the Quarter during the Police Department Staff meeting on April 13, 2017.

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On March 11, 2017 Officer Nelson was dispatched to a home for a medical emergency. The home owner subsequently wrote a letter stating this was the second family member they lost within the past 16 days. The letter continued by complimenting Officer Nelson for the professionalism and courtesy he showed toward the family in their time of need and also stated Officer Nelson returned with dinner for the family and “it made things just a little bit better”

Officer Nelson recognizes sometimes small acts of kindness and generosity can mean the world to those in a crisis situation.

I am proud to have officers willing to go above what is expected to serve the community and continue to improve interactions with residents of Galena.

“Service With Honor”


City of Galena Christmas Party

Friday December 16, 2016 the City of Galena held their annual Christmas Party. During this event the following employees were recognized for their outstanding service to the City throughout the past year.

Public Works Department:

  • Bill Hamlin Certificate of Appreciation
  •  Jason Charles Certificate of Appreciation
  • Lonnie Atkins Certificate of Appreciation

City Clerk’s Office:

  • Janine Hayward Certification of Appreciation
  • David Barry Certification of Appreciation.

Galena Police Department:

  • Matthew Smith Officer of the Quarter (4th Quarter)
  • Michael Lewis Traffic Safety Officer 2016
  •  Blaine Cornelius Leadership Award 2016
  • Jeff Daugherty Officer of the Year 2016

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Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Galena, Cherokee County

Topeka, Kansas. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Galena public water supply located in Cherokee County. The affected area includes portions served north of 612 N. Jefferson St. South of 1709 N Columbus St. and 1602 N Wood St, East of 717 West Vine St. and West of 613 Jackson St. The area of service affected is known locally as Empire. KDHE officals issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure.

The advisory took effect on October 31, 2016, and will remain in effect until conditions which place the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be adequately resolved.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice; Frequently asked Questions.

Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure. Regardless of whether it’s the supplier or KDHE that announces a boil water advisory, KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.