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Detective Sergeant Christopher M. Gardner

University of Maine Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Christopher M. Gardner

Sergeant Gardner, it has been 27 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall Georges Mills, NH

November 15, 2023

Det. Sgt. Gardner, it's now been 5 years since your passing and no doubt, those who knew and loved you most still feel the pain, but I know that they have kept you in their hearts and minds and that keeps you always near them.

May your eternal rest remain peaceful and God Bless, Brother. Our Academic Law Enforcement Family misses you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

November 15, 2021

Rest in peace Detective Sergeant Gardner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 8, 2019

As a widow of a retired Maine State Police Officer, Penobscot County Sheriff Deputy and University of Maine Police Department Dispatcher, I had watched Officer Gardiner's career progress from its beginning. He was dedicated to LE and always gave over the 100%. He respected and appreciated the input from the seasoned and retired members of all forces. He was committed to making his state of Maine a better place while serving on MDEA. A career well served and cut short because of unfortunate injury during training! I can not believe he was honored and memorialized to have his name placed on the National LEFO Memorial Monument and out own state of Maine has denied to have him included. Just seems very wrong! But, Chris shall always be remember by many in Maine for all he did at UMaine and when outsourced to DEA to try and make Maine a better place to live!

Lois Ann Holmes - Citizen
Widow of Det. Trooper MSP

November 15, 2018

Det. Sgt. Gardner,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Maine. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 15, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

You were so much more than a great Drug Agent, a great friend to many, a great son to Mom and Dad and the best brother I could have ever have hoped to have. I hope every day that you have found a way to be at peace with what happened, I know none of us have.
Thanks for the visits by the Eagles, we know its you.
Missed and Never forgotten, Chris.

Will Gardner
Brother. Veazie Police Dept.

May 24, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

February 14, 2018

RIP Detective Sergeant Gardner, you will never be forgotten. Thank you for your training as you did so in the interest of public safety.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 3, 2018

Brother, your passing effects all in Law Enforcement, but those of us in the sub-culture of Campus Policing are reminded of the dangers we face. It doesn't have to be a violent confrontation or ANY confrontation. "The Job" involves so many aspects that those outside the profession don't get. You did your best to keep up with all the aspects of training that you need to keep up on and sadly, as sometimes happens, it didn't work out.

God Bless you, Det. Sgt. Gardner and may you forever Rest in Peace.

So long as those you leave behind keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

February 1, 2018

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