Washington (December 2, 2023) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement honoring Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob “Jake” Michael Galliher, who was killed this week when the military plane he was training in crashed off the coast of Japan. 

“I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of Staff Sergeant Jacob Michael Galliher, who was killed during a terrible training crash. A son of Pittsfield and graduate of Taconic High School, Staff Sgt. Galliher served our nation with honor and pride. This is a heartbreaking loss for the Commonwealth and our nation. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, sons, mother, father, stepfather, and entire family.”