Memorial unveiled for Tulsa officer who died following a battle with COVID-19

Officer Jerad Lindsey passed away last fall

TULSA, Okla. — A memorial now stands in honor of Tulsa Officer Jerad Lindsey following his death from COVID-19 complications last fall.

The department held a service unveiling the monument Sunday afternoon at the Tulsa Police Department Training Division near 66th Street North and Yale.

We told you in October when Lindsey passed away after a short battle with the Coronavirus.

Lindsey joined TPD in 2005 as a patrol officer.

When he died he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Tulsa’s Fraternal Order of Police. He was also the vice president for the state FOP.

Sunday at the dedication ceremony, he was honored by his family, Mayor GT Bynum, Police Chief Wendall Franklin, Oklahoma State Fraternal Order of Police Chaplain Keith Fallis and a multitude of current/former law enforcement.

It started with an Honor Guard march and flag-lowering.

Chaplain Fallis said a prayer and described Lindsey as a man that cared deeply for his community and served as the ultimate back-up to law enforcement.

Mayor Bynum, Police Chief Franklin and Chaplain Fallis escorted the group to Lindsey’s plaque where it was unveiled.

Officer Lindsey left behind a wife and two young sons. He was only 40-years-old.

His plaque is directly across from Sgt. Craig Johnson’s, who died in the line of duty in 2020.