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Police Officer Thomas Lindsey | Utica Police Department, New York Utica Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Thomas Lindsey

Utica Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, April 12, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 4963

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Thomas Lindsey was shot and killed while conducting a
traffic stop.

While on patrol, at approximately 9:20 pm, Officer Lindsey
stopped a vehicle at the corner of Neilson Street and Eagle
Street after observing the vehicle commit a traffic violation.
Officer Lindsey was shot by a suspect as he approached the

Officer Lindsey was transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center
where he died from his wounds. Officer Lindsey was wearing a
bullet resistant vest, but was struck in an area not protected
by his vest.

The primary suspect was arrested shortly after the incident on
a bench warrant. He was charged with murdering Officer
Lindsey in June 2007 after an investigation determined that he
had planned to murder a police officer. On May 29, 2008, he
was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life
without parole.

Officer Lindsey was a US Marine Corps veteran and had
served with the Utica Police Department for five years. He is
survived by his parents and three siblings.

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Tom, today is one of the days that I can't stop thinking of the wonderful times we had together. The memories roll down my cheeks.... miss you so but have faith that I will see you again! Love Always

April 27, 2015


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