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Officer Gene Ronald Simpson | San Jose Police Department, California San Jose Police Department, California

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Gene Ronald Simpson

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, January 20, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 1409

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Gene Simpson and Officer Gordon Silva were shot and killed after responding to a call of a homeless man harassing other citizens. Officer Simpson was the initial officer on the scene and was shot while talking with the man, who then ducked into a nearby parking lot and hid. While Officer Silva was searching for the man he was also shot and killed. Other responding units shot and killed the suspect.
Officer Simpson had been with the agency for 19 years.

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Officer Gordon A. Silva
San Jose Police Department, California
End of Watch: Friday, January 20, 1989
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Officer Simpson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 22, 2012

 

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