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Patrolman John W. Simpson | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

John W. Simpson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, July 28, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # 4774

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/28/1919

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Unknown

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Patrolman John W. Simpson was shot and killed at the 31st Street Station during a race riot.

Patrolman Simpson was assigned to the 3rd Precinct and is buried at Lincoln Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 21, 2013

 

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