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.

Beginning 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 have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.

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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It was truly my honor to work alongside William, not only for what he did for the Department or Denver City, but for what he did for me personally, which was make me a better Chief of Police. Rest-in-Peace William, and know that you are definitely missed.

J. David Hennigan, Chief, Denver City Police Department

May 10, 2021

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