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Police Officer Paul J. Simard | Lewiston Police Department, Maine Lewiston Police Department, Maine

Police Officer

Paul J. Simard

Lewiston Police Department, Maine

End of Watch: Monday, July 7, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 45

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Officer Simard was shot and killed after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance where shots were being fired. When Officer Simard arrived he confronted a 14 year old female who shot and killed him. The suspect was sentenced to 10 years after being convicted of manslaughter. She was released form prison on June 6, 1966.

Officer Simard was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Although I am more than twice the age you were on your last day with us, July 7th, 1958, I remember how proud you were to wear the blue uniform of the LPD and to go to work 'to serve and to protect' every day. My Hero, My Dad....Love you forever, Claudette

Claudette Joline Simard
daughter
May 19, 2016

 

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