Chief of Police Kenneth D. Lindley

Chief of Police Kenneth D. Lindley

Prescott Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, September 10, 1971

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Kenneth D. Lindley

Chief Lindley was killed in an automobile accident during a narcotics investigation.

Chief Lindley and two Arizona Department of Public Safety Officers were en route to the Cottonwood Airport on a narcotics investigation. When their car reached the intersection of US 89A and Arizona 279, they failed to stop at the stop sign and struck another car broadside. Chief Lindley was dead upon arrival at the hospital. The other two officers and the seven people in the other car were all injured.

Chief Lindley was survived by his wife, Karen, two daughters, Debbie and Mary Alice, his son, Kenneth, Jr., and his mother.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 19 years, 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Chief Lindley,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Prescott. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 10, 2021

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