Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Gary R. Lindell

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, March 13, 2002

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Reflections for Detective Gary R. Lindell

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 13, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Lindell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 28, 2019

Thinking of you today

Retired Anon Anon

May 5, 2015

No finer man than Gary...always the best policeman ever!!

Gary was my very proud of the officer and person he was.

May 22, 2013

Det. Lindell you are remembered by the members of the Boston Police department. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

January 13, 2012

45 years ago today you joined the Seattle Police Department. You'd probably still be there if you could. You loved your work.


March 16, 2010

Det. Lindell thank you for your service and dedication, you made the ultimate sacrifice serving your community and you will never be forgotten, You brothers and Sisters in the North pay tribute to you on this somber anniversary.

Const. Michaels
Toronto Police Service

March 13, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 13, 2010

Detective Lindell, God Bless you and your family.I know you are watching over them.

SSA Ellen Pierson

December 30, 2009

Seven years today since you left us. We miss you as much today as yesterday.
Love you much,


March 13, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 13, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

May God be with all who mourn for you, may he bless them and keep them.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 9, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 29, 2008



April 8, 2008

Just so you know a day doesn't pass that one of us doesn't say, gee, I wish Dad was here." So many things have happened. I tell you everything with the hope you can hear me. I told you everything before, but you may have tuned me out at times, now you must listen. HA!
Love you much,

Margaret Lindell

March 23, 2008

Remembering you on the 5th anniversary of your EOW.
Time has not diminished your sacrifice and your memory lives on.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

March 13, 2007

Even after 5 years I know the pain is still present in the hearts of those that love you dearly. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Thank you for your long and dedicated career to law enforcement. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 13, 2007

Remembering you on the 5th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you for your service.

March 13, 2007

May your sleep be sweet and may your loved ones continue to receive comfort from Our Lord.G-d Bless.

March 13, 2007

Time has not diminished your sacrifice. Service was
your middle name. I wish you could have enjoyed your
retirement that you so richly deserved.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

November 12, 2006

Gary, it's hard to believe you've been gone 4 years. I remember so many things about you... working Union Sector, "borrowing" your Mounted hat during the GP Parade, getting the call the day you fell, being so angry with you that your emergency contact numbers weren't filled out completely and we couldn't notify your family, seeing you in the hospital before surgery, exchanging quips in Evidence after you were able to come back to work, meeting at the bus stop after work, betting on whose bus would arrive first. Your sense of humor was tremendous and infectious. The day you died was a stunner. I miss you.

Seattle PD

August 15, 2006

To Detective Gary Lindell and his loved ones:

On this the fourth anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.
Reading the memorial page and reflections about Gary shows what a true warrior and hero he was.

Gary, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Detective Lindell

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the thirty two years of distinquished service Detective Lindell gave to his community and the citizens of Washington, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 13, 2002.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 14, 2006

Rest in Peace,Sir.

March 13, 2006

In Valor there is Hope.
Policeman's 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind.

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, "Well done...,"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

Author Unknown

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo. PD

March 13, 2006

It will be 4 years since you ended your watch. I only wish you could have enjoyed retirement after such a long career in law enforcement as you surely deserved it. Keep watch over your loved ones and keep them on the right path in life. Wrap your wings around them and help ease their broken hearts. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

March 10, 2006

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