Chief of Police Kenneth D. Lindley

Chief of Police Kenneth D. Lindley

Prescott Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, September 10, 1971

Add to My Heroes

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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 10 Reflections

Rest in peace Chief Lindley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 23, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.