Woman added to TBI Top 10 List following crash that killed Tennessee officer

Elaine Hinds TBI via WATE_1551102821578.jfif.jpg

UPDATE: The TBI said in a tweet that Janet Hinds turned herself in at the Chattanooga Police Department on Monday morning. 


CHATTANOOGA (WATE) – A woman accused of leaving the scene of a hit-and-run crash where a Chattanooga police officer was killed has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted List. 

The TBI reported Janet Elaine Hinds, 54, hit Officer Nicholas Galinger on Hamill Road while he was inspecting a manhole cover that had water flowing from it. 

Officer Galinger was transported to a local hospital in critical condition where he later died.  

Officer Galinger was 38 years old and graduated from the police academy in January. 

Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy says the community “lost not just an officer. We lost a son, a father, a friend, and a protector.”

Hinds is facing charges of vehicular homicide. A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to her arrest.  

She is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.  

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