Police Officer Michael David Gartrell

Police Officer Michael David Gartrell

Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, April 25, 1991

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Michael David Gartrell

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.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Officer Gartrell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 24, 2019

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