Detective Gary R. Lindell

Detective Gary R. Lindell

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, March 13, 2002

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Gary R. Lindell

Detective Gary Lindell succumbed to injuries sustained three years earlier when he fell from a police horse while participating in mounted patrol training at Discovery Park.

He suffered a severe head injury when his head struck a rock on the ground. He remained in critical condition for three weeks. The injury was so severe that it caused him to take a medical retirement. He continued having seizures and numerous operations until he succumbed to the side effects of the injury.

At the time of his medical retirement, Detective Lindell had served with the Seattle Police Department for 32 years. He continued working with the agency as a civilian until his death. He is survived by his wife, three children, and two grandchildren.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge 2464

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Tuesday, May 4, 1999

mounted patrol, training

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