April 12, 2007,
These are two website's dedicated to Officer Thomas Lindsey.
www.ThomasLindsey.com and www.OfficerLindsey.com
(Tommy's obituary as appeared in the Observer-Dispatch April 17., 2007)
Officer Thomas M. Lindsey,
Officer Thomas M. Lindsey,
UPD, age 32, of
A proud member of the United States Marine Corps, he served his duty overseas as an Embassy Security Guard from 1993-1999. He then attended college, graduating from MVCC in 2001. At one time he was married to the former Susan Drinkwater.
His life's work began when he
was appointed to the Utica Police Department on October 8, 2001. A five year
veteran police officer, he was formerly a member of the tactical unit and
currently a member of the "C" platoon. Tommy's life was defined by the
love of his work. He dedicated his life to doing what he loved best --- his
military service and his commitment to protecting
Similarly, in his military career, as the United States Marine Corps cited, "He set new standards of professionalism and personal excellence".
In his personal life, he knew
the qualities it took to be a good friend, and he respected people. He had a
kind heart and always honored his family and guarded their well being. His
family asks that you remember him for his dedication to serving others. Although
Tommy's journey of life was short, completing tasks, thoughts, and ideas were
truly meaningful to him. Confident of spirit, determined of mind, and physically
fit of body, he pursued the sport of weightlifting at the
He was a member of the Utica Police Association, and a communicant of his family parish, St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish.
Tommy is survived by his mother, Carmella (Bumbolo) Schisler; his father, Frank Lindsey, Sr.; and his paternal grandmother, Lenore Lindsey. Also surviving are his sisters, Edwina M. Lindsey of Schenectady, and Christina A. Lindsey of Yorkville; his brother, Arthur "Artie" Lindsey, Jr. and Elaine Beyel of Utica; his nieces and nephews, Amanda, Jasmine and Paul, Jr.; Juliann; and Braylee, Jordan, and Devin; his many cousins, especially David, Angela, and Brad; and his aunts and uncles, including Roseann, Mike, Mary, Joseph, Anthony, Kathy, and Grant. Tommy knew the closeness of his companion, Lisa Karpowich, her children, Tyler and Kylee, and her entire family; his longtime friend, Tom and his son, who Tommy baptized; and his dear and adored family friend, Christina SanFilippo.
The family extends heartfelt appreciation to the Utica Police Department for their support and unconditional love and respect; to his fellow brotherhood of police officers for their outstanding commitment to Tommy's honor; and to the St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Father Joe Salerno, and the outstanding community at large.
Visitation will be held
Monday and Tuesday from 4:00 - 7:00 at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes,