Deputy Sheriff Lonny Lee Lindsey

Deputy Sheriff Lonny Lee Lindsey

Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, September 17, 1996

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Lonny Lee Lindsey

Deputy Sheriff Lonny Lindsey was shot and killed after responding to a robbery call, despite being on sick leave.

While at home, Deputy Lindsey heard a call regarding a robbery at a location a half mile from his home. To help out his six-person department, Deputy Lindsey responded to the call. While checking a tag number of a truck that he pulled over, he called out shots fired, which was his last radio transmission. Although mortally wounded by a shot from a .30 caliber rifle, he was able to shoot both suspects. Both were arrested a short time later, tried, and convicted of murder.

Deputy Lindsey had served with the Holmes County Sheriff's Office for 5 years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

Eleven years later, Deputy Lindsey's uncle, Reserve Deputy Joe Bill Galloway, of the Holmes County Sheriff's Office was killed while pursuing a speeding vehicle.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 9

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30 caliber
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Your incredible selfless actions that day are the true meaning of hero. Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 17, 2020

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