Chairman of the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police dies from COVID-19 complications

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TULSA, Okla. — The chairman of the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police passed away Wednesday morning after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the Tulsa Police Department announced.

Officer Jerad Lindsey, 40, has been chair of the Tulsa FOP since 2016 and has been in law enforcement for 15 years.

“It is with a heavy heart that the Tulsa Police Department confirms the passing of one of our active duty officers,” Tulsa police said in a press release. “This morning, October 28, 2020, Officer Jerad Lindsey passed due to complications from COVID-19.”

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During his career, Jerad worked as patrol officer and at the time of his passing he was the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Oklahoma Fraternal Order of Police Vice President.

“Jerad’s work with the Fraternal Order of Police on the National, State and Local level was done with sincerity and a commitment to the rights of all those wearing the police uniform,” Tulsa police said in a press release.

Lindsey is survived by his spouse Jennifer and two young sons.

City leaders including Tulsa mayor GT Bynum and members of the Tulsa Police Department took to social media to offer condolences.

“Jerad loved the men and women of the Tulsa Police Department deeply,” Bynum said in a Facebook post Wednesday. “It drove his work as Chairman of the Fraternal Order of Police, and for him that work was not a job but a calling. As a friend, he could be incredibly thoughtful and more concerned for you than you might be for yourself. But if he thought you weren’t doing right by his brothers and sisters in blue, he could be an equally devoted thorn in your side. There was never any question of where he stood.”

My friend, Officer Jerad Lindsey, passed away today. Jerad loved the men and women of the Tulsa Police Department...

Posted by Mayor GT Bynum on Wednesday, October 28, 2020