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- Jan. 07, 2021 -
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Denver City Police Dept. Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Feb. 17, 1961  
Fallen: Jan. 07, 2021
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 59 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Denver City Police Dept. - TX
201 West 4th  
Denver City, TX   79323   USA
(806)592-3516
County: Yoakum
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Lieutenant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency FB:
Badge: 102
On The Job: 33 years
Bio: William was born in Odessa, Texas to Butch and Helen Gardner. He married Teresa Wingrove on February 15, 1980 in Odessa, Texas. He was a Lieutenant for the Denver City Police Department, was in Law Enforcement for thirty-three years, attended the Odessa Law Enforcement Academy, employed by the Odessa College Police Department.

William then moved to Denver City in June 1995. William received his masters as a Peace Officer in 1998. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, sitting worshipful Master at Denver City Masonic Lodge # 1279, and was a Knight Templar.

Survived by:
Wife
& two daughters

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Denver City, TX   USA   Wed. Nov. 18, 2020
Summary: Lieutenant William Gardner died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure while assisting EMS personnel on a medical call involving a COVID-19 positive patient in the 100 block of Rogers Circle.

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COVID-19, a flu-like virus, originated in Wuhan, China. Worth a mention, the Chinese Government had a biological research facility in that very province. At this point, it was widely held that COVID-19 was a bat-coronavirus and the first case was discovered in Wuhan in Oct. 2019.

On Dec. 31, 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, with an unknown cause. Jan 7, 2020 Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

Despite deaths and an entire Chinese Province(Hubei) quarantined by the Chinese Government, the World Health Organization(WHO) simply declares a global public-health emergency. Despite this serious understatement, on January 31st, President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks. Despite a large public outcry of racism, this move likely saved 1000's of American lives, it would later be deemed.

After a full blown global infection, and an entire country being declared on 'Lockdown'(Italy), on March 11th, WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. This same day, President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries. On Mar. 13th, a US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

On Mar. 23rd, New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US. On Mar. 31, more than 1/3 of humanity is under some form of lockdown. On Apr. 2nd, the world passes one million COVID-19 infections.

On April 7th, roughly 95% of all Americans are under lockdown, as 42 states issue stay-at-home orders. The entire American economy has ground to a halt. Congress passed laws awarding trillions in grants, loans and other types of assistance to the American working population and businesses.

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