Night Marshal Doyne Everett Lindsey

Night Marshal Doyne Everett Lindsey

New Madrid Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, September 19, 1953

Doyne Everett Lindsey

Marshal Lindsey succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier while investigating a prowler in a residential area of the city.

Shortly after speaking to the complainant, Marshal Lindsey located the suspect in a nearby yard. When he grabbed onto the man's arm, the suspect suddenly produced a small caliber pistol and opened fire, striking Marshal Lindsey four times.

Despite being severely wounded, Marshal Lindsey returned fire, but did not strike the suspect. Despite a large manhunt the suspect was able to escape.

Marshal Lindsey was taken to Delta Community Hospital where he died three days later. He had served with the New Madrid Police Department for only 6 months, and is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 16, 1953
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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The nights are dark. The days are sunny. But, evil lurks no matter atmospheric conditions are present. As long as you were present and accounted for, Officer Cook, it was a sure signal Dade Count and its folks were in the best of hands. The humble palms of your proficient perseverance, the panorama of your patrols looking for turmoil and the trails where teracity bested tyranny. You can be sure your dignity, honor and integrity rests where it shall never be disturbed. God only takes the genes of humane heroism from His angelic heroes and heroines. They safeguard those pearly gates of heaven where humility and decency sleep soundly in the wings of wonderment. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero. Sincere and endearing never to be vanquished, we treasure your professional demeanor and your wisdom to learn and to solve dilemmas before they got worse.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 16, 2018

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