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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Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God. [Matthew 5:9];

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4], and;

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, OLCC, NCCA
Independent Christian Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
07/05/1974 - 04/01/1998
Nashua Police Department
Nashua, NH 03060

January 21, 2021

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