Today the Austin Police Department lost a friend, mentor, leader and dedicated officer, Sergeant Gary Christenberry. Gary was commissioned as an Austin Police Officer on July 9, 1993. He promoted to Corporal on January 16, 2002 and to Sergeant on July 3, 2008. He was assigned to the Henry 200s (South Central) at the time of his passing.
Both Gary’s family and his extended APD family rallied around him following an off duty accident at his home where he was severely burned. We remain gathered together now to remember and honor him. We are indebted to Gary’s wife of 30 years, son, daughters, grandchildren and extended family for giving us the gift of knowing him.
Gary will be remembered as the hero he was to many. He will be greatly missed and we thank him and his family for the 24 years of public service he provided our Austin community.
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