Woman Sought in Hit-and-Run Death of Tennessee Police Officer

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is seeking Janet Elaine Hinds in the hit-and-run death of a rookie Chattanooga Police Officer Nicholas Galinger over the weekend.

Janet Elaine Hinds
Janet Elaine Hinds
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is seeking woman in the hit-and-run death of a rookie Chattanooga police officer over the weekend.

Janet Elaine Hinds, 54, has been added to the TBI's Top Ten Most Wanted list, according to a news release.

She is being sought by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Chattanooga Police Department on a charge of vehicular homicide in connection with the hit-and-run death of Officer Nicholas Galinger.

Galinger, 38, was inspecting a manhole cover that had water flowing from it in the 2900 block of Hamill Road just after 11 p.m. when a vehicle traveling north struck him and fled the scene.

Galinger was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later died.

The public is being urged to contact the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND with information concerning the whereabouts of Hinds.

Officer.com will provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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