Officer Gene Ronald Simpson

Officer Gene Ronald Simpson

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, January 20, 1989

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Gene Ronald Simpson

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.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 1409

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 20, 2018

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