Detective Sergeant Christopher M. Gardner

Detective Sergeant Christopher M. Gardner

University of Maine Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christopher M. Gardner

Detective Sergeant Chris Gardner died as the result of complications following surgery for an injury sustained during firearms qualifications.

He injured his Achilles tendon as he ran from a position of cover to a shooting position on October 26th, 2016. He underwent surgery the following week and then returned home to recover. He returned to the hospital on November 15th, 2016, complaining of shortness of breath and passed away a short time later.

Detective Sergeant Gardner had served with the University of Maine Police Department for 27 years. He had been assigned to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency as a special agent for the last nine years of his career. He was survived by his parents, brother, and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Training accident
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

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