Lindsay James FORSYTHE

Lindsay James FORSYTHE 

Victoria Police Force

Regd. #   15981

Rank:  Senior Constable

Stations?, OIC – Maldon Police Station

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  22 June 1983 = ? years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour – however –

Awarded the Victoria Police Star ( posthumously )

Born? ? 1950

Died on:  Wednesday  22 June 1983

Cause:  Murdered – shot ( shotgun )

Age:  33

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Senior Constable Lindsay Forsythe was lured to a late night ambush at a secluded location in country Victoria in response to a false burglary report. When he arrived at the unoccupied residence he was fatally shot, but returned fire striking his assailant four times before he died.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of Constable Forsythe’s wife and a fellow police officer, Senior Constable Leigh Michael Lawson ( 27 ), who were having an affair.

Both were convicted and Lawson was sentenced to life imprisonment, while Gayle Forsythe received five years imprisonment on the lesser charge of manslaughter.

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LEST WE FORGET Senior Constable Lindsay Forsythe 15981 Officer in Charge, Maldon Police Station The truth of the murdering of Senior Constable Lindsay James Forsythe, 33, lies buried somewhere between two versions. On the night of 12 June 1983 Senior Constable Leigh Michael Lawson travelled to Maldon planning to kill Senior Constable Forsythe, but on the “precipice of murder he drew back from the brink“. Graeme David Oldfield, of Laverton, said he had been with Senior Constable Forsythe on June 11 when a man had confronted him with a shotgun. The man had walked out of the bush wearing a… Read more »