Tulsa police officer and Chairman of the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, Jerad Lindsey, has died.
According to the Tulsa Police Department, Lindsey died of complications related to COVID-19.
The police department released the following information.
"It is with a heavy heart that the Tulsa Police Department confirms the passing of one of our active duty officers. This morning, October 28, 2020, Officer Jerad Lindsey passed due to complications from COVID-19.
Officer Jerad Lindsey started his career with the Tulsa Police Department March 2nd, 2005. During his career, Jared 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.
Officer Jerad Lindsey was 40 years old at the time of his passing. He is survived by his spouse Jennifer and the two young sons. We ask all media to please respect the family’s privacy and allow them time to mourn. The Tulsa Police Department will work in conjunction with the Fraternal Order of Police and Ofc. Lindsey’s family regarding additional details."
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum released a statement Wednesday morning.
“My friend, Officer Jerad Lindsey, passed away today. Jerad loved the men and women of the Tulsa Police Department deeply. It drove his work as Chairman of the Fraternal Order of Police, and for him that work was not a job but a calling.” Bynum said. “My thoughts this morning are with his family. He loved time spent with them, and they have sacrificed much for his service to the city of Tulsa.”