The parents of a city police officer who was killed in a hit and run has sued the woman charged with his vehicular homicide.
The suit in Hamilton County Circuit Court asks $10 million from Janet Kirk Hinds.
It was brought by Barry and Gretchen Galinger in behalf of the two sons of Officer Nicholas Galinger, a rookie who had recently moved to Chattanooga from Cincinnati.
The wreck happened Feb. 23 on Hamill Road as the officer was inspecting an overflowing manhole cover.
Officers later located the Hinds vehicle with heavy front end damage at her home at the Port Serena subdivision.
Ms. Hinds, the postmaster at Soddy Daisy, did not turn herself in until the following Monday morning and was briefly on the TBI's Most Wanted List.
It was filed by attorney Ben Rose of Nashville.