Sergeant’s Safety Tip

When you are travelling north bound at 7th and Main, it is the tendency of most east bound turning drivers to courteously pull to the right before executing the turn. Unfortunately the next northbound vehicle will inevitably pull up right to the line, or past it, causing your field of vision to deteriorate. Naturally drivers will creep forward to see better. This has on several occasions caused many accidents in this intersection.

The second circumstance which tends to happen is a north bound driver will pull up to the line correctly to initiate an east bound turn, simultaneously another driver will pull to the right to initiate an east bound turn as well. The first driver will be focused to the west monitoring traffic and execute their turn striking the second vehicle.

Main Street is a two lane roadway with one north and one south bound lane. The widened area is simply an easement for large commercial vehicles to be able to execute the east bound turn without having to encroach on the westbound traffic.

If you have any questions on this, do not hesitate to contact us!

Stay Safe!

Sgt. Blaine Cornelius

MOTHER ROAD MARATHON 2017

This is just a reminder that on Sunday October 1st, there will be runners participating in the Mother Road Marathon. The race begins at 7 am and will enter Galena on the West bound lane of  7th  Street (US 66) heading East to Main. From 7th they will head North on main to Front Street and then East on Front to Stateline continuing into Missouri.

North Main Street will be close  from Front Street to 7th for this event, and the West bound lane of 7th (US 66) form Main all the way to Riverton will be reduced to one lane.

This event should be complete by 1:30 PM Sunday afternoon.

We would like to thank all residents for their cooperation during this time and encourage them to come out to watch and cheer on the runners.

 

Traffic Accident Claims Life of Two Galena Residents

The Galena Police Department is investigating a vehicle – pedestrian accident which occurred early this morning at 18th and Main Street in Galena, KS.

The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 07:05 a.m. a Silver 2001 Mitsubishi Montero driven by 24 year old Shelby L. Colon, of Galena was driving South on Main Street when she struck Charles W. Burkybile Jr., 66 years old, and Glen A. Roosa 86 years old, both of Galena who were walking north on Main.

Charles Burkybile Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene, Glen A. Roosa was transported to Mercy Hospital in Joplin were he later died from his injuries.

The Galena Police Department requested the assistance of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office and the investigation is ongoing at this time.

Galena Police Department Christmas Boot Block

On Friday November 25th, 2016 the Galena Police Department will be in the intersections of 7th and Main Streets conducting a Boot Block from 7:00 am – 11:00am. They are raising money for the annual Toys for Kids Program.  If you happen to be out during this time please donate what you can and help provide toys to kids during this Christmas Season.

 

Thank You in advance for your participation.

Galena Halloween Holiday Events

Here are events going on in Galena for the Halloween holiday:

Wednesday, October 26th

Nazarene Church
5:30 – 7pm
Fall Festival

Monday, October 31st

Halloween Parade
3:30 line up
Pappy Litch Park
*Businesses/organizations not located on Main can also join!

Galena United Methodist Church
5pm
Hotdogs, chips, candy!

6th Street Baptist
5-7pm
Bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn & more!

1st Baptist Church
6-8pm
Fall Gymboree (candy, popcorn, hot chocolate)

1st Christian Church
6-8pm
Bible Story Carnival (candy, corn dogs, prizes)

Galena Fire Department
6-8pm
Popcorn & candy

*If any times are incorrect, please let me know! And any other events, please comment below!

*It’s so awesome that we have a community filled with people who want to provide our kids with a fun and safe Halloween!!

Ashley Qualls Groves

World Record Holder Stop’s in Galena

On September 24, 2016 Danielle Girdano stopped by the Galena Police Department to show her appreciation as she traveled from Chicago to Santa Monica setting a new World Record.
It’s official: Danielle has brought the title back to America and beat the World Record by 21 days! First Responders For Fitness coordinated the Law Enforcement and Fire Departments along Route 66 and we thank all of our brothers & sisters for their overwhelming support.

danielle-girdano

Friday Night Lights August 19, 2016

It was great to see the turnout at Friday Night Lights this past Friday. The officers really enjoyed visiting and interacting with everyone. The Police Department would like to send out a special thanks to:

Liberty Hall LLC, 4 State Pharmacy, and 4 State Signs LLC for helping them participate in this event.

Winners of the Gift Certificates in the Free-Throw competition were:

11years and under: Gannon

11 years and over: Kobe

Winner for over 18 years old: Kris

Again thanks to the community for your continued support.

 

CPL Cornelius and the 11 year and under winner: Gannon

CPL Cornelius and the 11 year and under winner: Gannon

 

CPL Cornelius and the 11 year and up winner: Kobe

CPL Cornelius and the 11 year and up winner: Kobe

CPL Cornelius and the 18 year and over winner: Kris

CPL Cornelius and the 18 year and over winner: Kris

Officer Daugherty

Officer Daugherty

Chief Charles

Chief Charles

Lieutenant Casey

Lieutenant Casey

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Officer Smith

Officer Smith

Chief Charles

Chief Charles

Chief Charles

Chief Charles

Chief Charles

Chief Charles

Officer Smith

Officer Smith

Officer Smith

Officer Smith

Officer Daugherty

Officer Daugherty

Officers Smith and Miller

Officers Smith and Miller

Officer Anderson

Officer Anderson

Chief Charles

Chief Charles

Officer Smith

Officer Smith