Governor signs law designating stretch of road in memory of Officer Lindsey

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The memory of Utica Police Officer Thomas Lindsey continues to live on.

On Thursday, the governor signed legislation that renames a portion of State Route 5a and Route 5s in the city of Utica as "Officer Thomas M. Lindsey Memorial Highway."

"We commend the Governor for helping our community honor Tom Lindsey," said Senator Joseph Griffo. "he made the ultimate sacrifice to help protect us and we want to make sure that his memory and life are ingrained into our history. Officer Lindsey will always be a hero to us."

The stretch of road runs right past the Utica Police Department where Lindsey clocked in for five years before being shot and killed during a traffic stop in 2007.

"It is only appropriate that we honor Officer Lindsey for all he did for the citizens of Utica and Oneida County during his five years as a member of the Utica Police Department with this memorial designation," said Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi. "His courage and commitment to keeping our community sage will be remembered on a daily basis by the many people who regularly travel this road."

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