Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant William Lyle Gardner

Denver City Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, January 7, 2021

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Reflections for Lieutenant William Lyle Gardner

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

January 19, 2021

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to your community.

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

January 18, 2021

Rest in peace, Lieutenant Gardner. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

January 18, 2021

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Lieutenant Gardner.

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

January 17, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Lieutenant William Lyle Gardner and the extended law enforcement family of the Denver City Police Department, Texas.


End of Watch Thursday, January 7, 2021


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 16, 2021

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when William died in the line of duty.

To the Gardner family, fellow officers, and all who call William beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I know that that you will receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Lt. Gardner gave to his community and the citizens of Texas and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 7, 2021

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 15, 2021

LT. Gardner,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

January 15, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

January 14, 2021

To the family and friends of Lt. Gardner, I am so sorry for your loss. Lt. Gardner sacrificed himself for the citizens he served. His life mattered. I pray you will find comfort and peace in your precious memories.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

January 14, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Lieutenant William Lyle Gardner during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Lieutenant William Lyle Gardner.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

January 14, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Lt. Gardener and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Denver City Police Department of Texas. May GOD give comfort and understanding to those who suffer his loss. RIP Brother we have the Watch.

Chaplain Terry his Longacre.
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvanianbiu hasMa

January 14, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
None

January 14, 2021

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

January 14, 2021

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your family and your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

January 14, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Lieutenant Gardner and the Denver City Police Department during this time. Thank you, Lieutenant Gardner, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

January 14, 2021

Daddy, I had the honor to be called your daughter. I was also blessed enough to be one of your dispatchers. You were the best father and supervisor I will ever know. You will always be my hero,my inspiration,and my motivation in life. I promise to make you proud. Rest easy daddy we'll take from here.

Master Dispatcher Mylissa Taylor
Daughter

January 13, 2021

Gardner family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Lt. Gardner thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Ofc.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls, OH Police Department

January 13, 2021

Rest in peace.

J.R.

January 13, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

January 13, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

January 13, 2021

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

January 13, 2021

Lieutenant Gardner, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

January 13, 2021

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

January 13, 2021

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Denver City Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 13, 2021

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

January 13, 2021

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