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Thomas Lindsey (2007)

Officer Thomas Lindsey was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop in April of 2007.

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

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.

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 U.S. 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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