On behalf of Mayor Timothy J. Julian and the entire Utica Police Department, I would like to offer my sincerest sympathies to Officer Thomas Lindsey’s family.
Officer Lindsey, 32 years old, was a United States Marine Corps veteran who served at one time as an Embassy Guard both in South Korea and Australia . During his five and one half years of service on the Utica Police Department, Officer Lindsey was one of our most dedicated and honorable officers.
Officer Lindsey was recognized for his exemplary service on numerous occasions, including three such recognitions from 2005. His record as a police officer speaks for itself.
Officer Lindsey was performing the duties he was sworn to do, and he paid the ultimate price in carrying out his job. Any time a police officer is killed in the line of duty, the entire city suffers. This is the ultimate tragedy and the work of this officer will always be remembered as heroic.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many local, state and federal agencies who have joined in this investigation. Our police department is receiving assistance from all agencies within 100 miles of the City of Utica . Being a police officer is truly like being a member of a fraternal brotherhood. This has been proven with the presence of so many of our fellow officers from around the region and the state. We cannot thank them enough.
All homicides within the City of Utica are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. This homicide will be no different. All of our officers will devote the time and energy necessary to bring this killer to justice. With the support of so many other agencies that job will become all the easier.
Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the Officer Lindsey’s family.