Police Officer Thomas Lindsey

Police Officer Thomas Lindsey

Utica Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, April 12, 2007

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Thomas Lindsey

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.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 4963

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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