Assistant Chief Kevin Linn Palmer

Assistant Chief Kevin Linn Palmer

North Richland Hills Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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Kevin Linn Palmer

Assistant Chief Kevin Palmer suffered a fatal heart attack after completing a mandatory physical fitness test at 4301 City Point Drive in North Richland Hills on April 30, 2024.

After collapsing, resuscitation efforts were immediately administered. He was transferred to Medical City North Hills Hospital where he was unable to be revived. He remained on life support until his organs could be donated.

Assistant Chief Palmer was a United States Air Force veteran and served with the North Richland Hills Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 618
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Organ Donor, police facility, training


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On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Assistant Chief, Kevin Linn Palmer, from complications of a medical condition while participating in a mandatory phi facial fitness test. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Assistant Chief succumbs due to medical condition. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Assistant Chief Palmer for his service as a United States Air Force Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2024

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