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- Dec. 05, 2021 -

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Austin TX Police Dept. Patch
Resided: Bastrop TX, USA
Born: Aug. 02, 1976  
Fallen: Dec. 05, 2021
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 45 yrs. of age
Dept: Austin Police Dept. - TX
715 E. Eighth St.  
Austin, TX   78701   USA
County: Travis
Dept. Type: Municiple/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: 11/2001
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 4674
On The Job: 20 years
Bio: Eric Shawn Lindsey came into this world as a beautiful baby with red hair and big blue eyes. He was our mother’s bicentennial baby, celebrating our country’s 200 birthday that year in 1976. This pride and love of country stamped Eric’s soul forever.

After graduating from Bastrop High School in 1995, Eric worked for the Travis County Sheriff’s Department and then spent the next 20 years as an officer with the Austin Police Department. SPO Eric Lindsey 4674. Graduated 104th Cadet Class in November, 2001. He was assigned to the H100’s, and Eric received many awards during his tenure: Honorable Driving Ribbon, Fitness Ribbon, and Master Peace Officer Ribbon. His calm and cool demeanor made him an asset to APD, allowing him to handle difficult situations with great respect and precision. The APD has lost one of its finest.

Eric counted family among his dearest blessings. He fiercely loved his wife Tanya and their son Mason, creating a home filled with love and laughter. They were his world. He extended the concept of family to include all of his Karate brothers (some of whom have been with Eric since he was seven years old). These men have helped prepare Eric to expect the unexpected—to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. Always Be Ready. Eric was renowned for his mastery of the Art of Shorin Ryu Matsumura Karate, becoming a Nan Dan (7th Degree Black Belt). He was so strong and fast that men of all experience levels have commented on his expertise and strength: 'You can’t get through to even touch him!'

Eric might have been the red, white, and blue baby, but his blood always ran maroon for his beloved Texas Aggies, following a deep family tradition to love and enjoy all things Texas A&M. His son Mason carries on the tradition, proudly sporting maroon and singing every word of the Aggie War Hymn.

Eric was a master at many crafts. He was incredibly intelligent and had a knack for being able to 'figure it out.' From making the best chicken wings and ribs to tending daily to his saltwater aquarium, Eric just had a way of making everything work out.

The internal compass that guided Eric was always set to Honesty. This made him the best at giving advice, even if you were not ready to hear it. Loyalty was exemplified daily. Eric gave his ALL to all those he loved - no matter the time, day, or condition… you could count on Eric.

All of these traits made Eric the BEST you could ever ask for. Eric confessed his faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of his life which made him the BEST father, husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin, officer, and most importantly— Child of God. It will be with our every breath that we will miss Eric. He was our rock, our constant - Our big guy with a heart of gold.

We are better today for having known and loved you.

Survived by:
Tanya - Wife
and son

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TX   USA   Fri. Oct. 22, 2021
Summary: Officer Eric Lindsey died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while serving at the Southeast Area Command at 812 Springdale Road in Austin.


COVID-19, a flu-like virus, originated in Wuhan, China. Worth a mention, the Chinese Government had a biological research facility in that very province. At this point, it was widely held that COVID-19 was a bat-coronavirus and the first case was discovered in Wuhan in Oct. 2019.

On Dec. 31, 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, with an unknown cause. Jan 7, 2020 Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

Despite deaths and an entire Chinese Province(Hubei) quarantined by the Chinese Government, the World Health Organization(WHO) simply declares a global public-health emergency. Despite this serious understatement, on January 31st, President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks. Despite a large public outcry of racism, this move likely saved 1000's of American lives, it would later be deemed.

After a full blown global infection, and an entire country being declared on 'Lockdown'(Italy), on March 11th, WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. This same day, President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries. On Mar. 13th, a US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

On Mar. 23rd, New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US. On Mar. 31, more than 1/3 of humanity is under some form of lockdown. On Apr. 2nd, the world passes one million COVID-19 infections.

On April 7th, roughly 95% of all Americans are under lockdown, as 42 states issue stay-at-home orders. The entire American economy has ground to a halt. Congress passed laws awarding trillions in grants, loans and other types of assistance to the American working population and businesses.

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