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Investigator Wallace Monroe Simpson | Virginia State Police, Virginia Virginia State Police, Virginia

Investigator

Wallace Monroe Simpson

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 23, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Investigator Simpson was shot and killed by an escaped mental patient from the Central State Hospital near Petersburg, Virginia. The suspect had barricaded himself in a home adjoining the hospital property and exchanged shots with responding officers for several hours.

Investigator Simpson was struck in the face by a shotgun blast as he attempted to get to the door of the home. The suspect was shot and killed by return gunfire. Six other policemen were wounded during the incident.

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'Rest-in-Peace,' Investigator Wallace M. Simpson, You Served Your Fellow Man with Honor & Integrity, and as long as a Virginia State Police Trooper wears that 'Blue & Gray' Uniform, You Shall Not be Forgotten, Sir!

Trooper-Pilot David Nichols, ret.
Virginia State Police 'Aviation'
October 23, 2015

 

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