Lieutenant William Lyle Gardner

Lieutenant William Lyle Gardner

Denver City Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, January 7, 2021

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William Lyle Gardner

Lieutenant William Gardner died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure while assisting EMS personnel on a medical call involving a COVID-19 positive patient in the 100 block of Rogers Circle.

Lieutenant Gardner had served with the Denver City Police Department for 33 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

Bio

  • Age 59
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge 102

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 18, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19, medical call

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Lieutenant Gardner sacrificed his life in service for the citizens of Denver City, Yoakum County, and the state of Texas. Rest in peace brother, and may God Bless your family and work family.

Captain Justin A. Scott
Texas Comptroller - State Police CID

February 21, 2021

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