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Officer Michael David Gartrell | Sacramento Police Department, California Sacramento Police Department, California


Michael David Gartrell

Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, April 25, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Not available

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Officer Michael Gartrell was killed in an on duty auto accident while in pursuit of a suspected drunk driver.

While chasing a suspect in a stolen car, Officer Gartrell lost control and hit a concrete barrier at over 80 mph.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of operating a stolen vehicle.

Officer Gartrell had served with the agency for seven years, and had served with the Honolulu Police Department for eight years prior. He is survived by his wife, stepson, parents and brother.

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