78, died May 22, 2012. He was born May 13, 1934. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, LaDema Ridenour Gallagher. He is survived by his daughter, LaDema (Poppa) Gallagher, grandson Aaron Poppa, and sister JoAnn Payne.
After attending George Washington High School, Eugene was drafted and served two years in the U.S. Army. Eugene joined the Indianapolis Police Department in 1960, beginning a career that he felt privileged to have. He retired as Chief of Police after 20 years of service. Eugene then served as head of security for IPL, retiring in 1999. Eugene was a member of the Scottish Rite and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 29, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the Crown Hill Memorial Chapel. Services will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. with calling one hour prior. Arrangements: Crown Hill Funeral Home . Donations may be made to the Fraternal Order of Police.