Last night's city council meeting was full of support from family members of Officer Gardner as he was sworn in by Judge Ringus as Fife's newest Police Lieutenant. Lieutenant Gardner began his career with Fife in 2006. Prior to that, he served as a Police Officer for the Milton and Lacey Police Departments. Lieutenant Gardner's service to Fife has been distinguished, in the course of his career he has received numerous awards and commendations including; Injured in the Line of Duty, Department Medal of Merit and three time recipient of Commissioned Officer of the Year. Lt. Gardner's additional contributions to Fife and Pierce County include: Six year member of the Metro Pierce Honor Guard, Field Training Officer and becoming a Narcotics K-9 Handler in 2007 with partner Maggie.
Congratulations to Lieutenant Gardner!