Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thomas Lindsey

Utica Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, April 12, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Thomas Lindsey

I never had the privilege of meeting Officer Lindsey, but as a former Marine & current police officer myself, I feel I can speak for his character. Tom earned not one but two very coveted titles in his lifetime....US Marine and Police Officer. Tom was and always will be a member of two very special fraternities...the United States Marine Corps and Law Enforcement (Utica Chapter). My thoughts and prayers are with Tom's family & co-workers. When I graduated from boot camp one of my drill instructors told us "there will be wars, and in war Marines will die, but as a Marine you will live forever in the name of the Corps". Tom may be gone from our world, but every time you hear the Marine Corps hymn or see a Utica Police car cruise by on patrol....HE'S THERE.
From your extended family here in Michigan
God Speed brother and Semper Fi Marine

Cpl Keith VanValkenburgh
Dearborn Heights Police (MI)

April 25, 2007



April 25, 2007

We remember the officers who changed our lives,
The men and woman who protected us day and night,
People who respect for their dedication to the cause,
For when faced with danger, they never even pause.

We remember the officers who always stood true,
Whatever the color of uniform, brown gray or blue,
With pride and integrity they say "To serve and protect",
For the giving of their life, we offer our respect.

We remember the officers who we never really knew,
Persons strong enough to answer the challenge are few,
With heavy hearts we mourn the officers in eternal rest,
There's more to these people than the badge on their chest.
(By Brad Miller)

Rest In Peace

Daughter APD Officer Amy Donovan EOW 10-31-04

April 24, 2007

Thank you for your service to the United States and the City of Utica. You made the ultimate sacrifice for your city, but it only makes us stronger as a law enforcement family. You can rest in peace sir, your brothers will apprehend the coward(s) responsible.

Officer Josh Carruth
West Sacramento P.D.

April 23, 2007

Rest in peace. God bless your family and friends.

Spc Kritzer
Texas National Guard

April 23, 2007

Rest in peace.

Deputy Chief E.J. Morris
Roeland Park Kansas P.D.

April 22, 2007

Thank you for keeping my family safe. You are a hero. Rest in peace my fellow comrade.

Ofc. Carolyn R. Totaro
Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia, 3rd District

April 22, 2007

A tragedy like this will never be fully understood. We send our strength to Officer Lindsey's family, loved ones, and colleagues. We will pray that justice be brought upon those involved in his tragic death. We are eternally grateful for your dedicated years of service protecting us all.

"Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet Prince,
and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

April 21, 2007

thank you for your services.

fairfield co s-o lancaster,ohio

April 21, 2007

Fallen Hero
In memory of Officer Thomas M. Lindsey 10/01/74 - 4/12/07

Why is it so, that the good always die young?
In the heart of Cornhill, we lost another one.
Officer Thomas Lindsey, paid the ultimate price,
On that cold and rainy night, he sacraficed his life.
He made a traffic stop, a car which seemed suspicious,
Someone commited a senseless act, which was malicious.
A shot rang out with intent to kill,
Officer down! as he lie still.
Cut short was his life of honor and pride,
To serve and to protect, were the words he lived by.
He wore his badge proudly for all to see,
He was a 5 year veteran of the U.P.D.

Copyright ©2007 Judith Ann Williams

Judith Williams
Utica citizen

April 20, 2007

Rest in peace Tom. Thank you for your dedication to all of us! My prayers go out to all of the Lindsey family.

Correction Officer A. Farina
NYS Dept. of Corrections

April 20, 2007

Hero's never die; They just take on new assignments.

GOD Bless you and your family.

Officer Paladino
Colorado Springs PD

April 20, 2007

Rest in peace Brother Thomas, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage. May your Family, Friends and Co-workers find peace.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

April 20, 2007

Officer Lindsey, thank you for your courageous service. My prayers are with your family, friends, and Police brothers and sisters. I wish them all safety, every day.

Timothy Reise
Nashville, TN

April 19, 2007

Rest in peace brother, you will always be a hero to us all.

Police Officer Smith
New York City Police Department

April 19, 2007

May your family, friends and fellow officers remember the good times. May they find solace knowing that you paid the ultimate price doing a job you loved. An old Irish saying goes, "May your soul be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you are dead". I am sure you made that possible by the good deeds and heroism of your life. Rest in peace, brother.

Lt. Jim Keenan
Rochester, NY PD

April 19, 2007

Officer Lindsey,
May your family alway's know that your are a true hero!!! You can rest easy for you are know one of god's angle's!! Tell all our fellow brother's and sister's with you in heaven that we miss them also! You may be gone but NEVER forgotten!!! may you rest in peace!!!
The Hernandez Family

escambia county s/o fl

April 19, 2007

To the Lindsey family and friends
From the family of Det. Keith Dressel, Toledo Police, Vice EOW 02/21/2007
It's been almost 2 months since we lost our Keith in the line of duty. The shock, the outpouring of support, love and emotion is overwhelming. For us, it was amazing to see how people we didn't know in places across the country and the world are thinking of you and empathizing with you during this time of incredible loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragedy.

Family of a Fallen Hero

April 19, 2007

To the family and friends of Officer Thomas Lindsey, may the love of God and others comfort you at this time of loss. Know that your son, brother and friend is safe in the arms of the Lord. I am grateful for his service to our country and community, and saddened by the loss of such a fine person. His death was not in vain. In a little more than thirty years his positive influence in the lives of others has been made known and that will continue to bear fruit in the many lives he has touched, not only of those who knew him personally but others who have witnessed these events. Some people live many years yet never live like Officer Lindsey did. It is a reminder to us all that life is short. We need to make the most of every moment and make a difference in the little things, like having a smile for people, being patient with them and always finding a reason to be grateful, keeping an optimistic attitude no matter what as Officer Lindsey did.


April 19, 2007

Rest in peace, brother. Your fellow officers will bring this animal to Justice.

P/O Joseph Leighthardt
Philadelphia Police Department

April 19, 2007

We are never prepared for the loss of a loved one, but God is always prepared to help us through that loss. May His presence begin the healing in your heart and soul, and may His love surround you with the comfort only He can give.

Thank you for your unselfish service to others. You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Wyoming Citizen

April 19, 2007

I knew Tom beginning in junior High School and until graduation from Utica Senior Academy. He was a great guy and always had a smile on his face. I remember that in all of our classes we shared, he frequently chewed on his pens and made jokes. Tom was truly the type of guy that everyone would like to know. I began my career as a police Officer in 1996 , after moving to Arizona for college. I know what it is like to attend funerals of fellow officers and have done so too often. I pray that the Utica Police Department can remember Tom and honor his memory. I am sorry that I could not attend his funeral and I extend my condolences to all the members of the Utica Police Department and rememeber Tom, nomatter where you're friends are, you will never be forgotten. God Bless You.

Special Inv. Robert Dziezynski USA Class of 1993

Robert Dziezynski
Fellow law enforcement/H.S. Friend

April 18, 2007

I had the honor to met this great man. one of the sweetest guys i have ever met always there willing to help someone no matter what...Utica lost a great cop and a great person and i hope who ever did this is caught.tom you will be missed but not forgotton.


April 18, 2007

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of P.O. Thomas Lindsey~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God Bless You & Rest In Peace, P.O. Lindsey!

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen MI P.O. eow 2-16-04

April 18, 2007

This has become all too common in our state recently. Rest in peace brother, you paid the ultimate price in order to perform your duties, for that you are a hero now and forever. My prayers go out for your family, friends, and department. Rest easy brother, those of us down here will carry on in the great tradition of officers who willingly risk their lives daily for the cause of justice.


Trooper Timothy J. Preston

April 18, 2007

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