Remembering...

William Lindsay

Constable

William Lindsay

Serving with the Comber Police

5/3/1894

Age: n/a / 15 Children

On May 3, 1894 Constable William Lindsay, a Town Constable for the Village of Comber, was confronted in the street late one evening by a drunken farmer who Lindsay had arrested for cruelty to animals a few months prior. The farmer had spent the evening in the local bar downing beer after beer; building up his courage to finish his planned act. Since the farmer's conviction and $60 fine for his offence, his hatred for Constable Lindsay had grown until this dark night when he planned to kill Lindsay. He shot Lindsay in the abdomen. Mortally wounded, Lindsay died a short time later. The farmer was arrested, convicted and hung for his crime.

Postscript

Constable Lindsay fought in the Crimean war and won medals at the battle of Sebastopol. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland.


Remembering...

Constable

William Lindsay

William Lindsay


Serving with the Comber Police

5/3/1894

Age: n/a / 15 Children

On May 3, 1894 Constable William Lindsay, a Town Constable for the Village of Comber, was confronted in the street late one evening by a drunken farmer who Lindsay had arrested for cruelty to animals a few months prior. The farmer had spent the evening in the local bar downing beer after beer; building up his courage to finish his planned act. Since the farmer's conviction and $60 fine for his offence, his hatred for Constable Lindsay had grown until this dark night when he planned to kill Lindsay. He shot Lindsay in the abdomen. Mortally wounded, Lindsay died a short time later. The farmer was arrested, convicted and hung for his crime.

Postscript

Constable Lindsay fought in the Crimean war and won medals at the battle of Sebastopol. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland.