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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

Incident Date: 10/23/1951

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: 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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You are remembered today by a mother of a fallen officer. My son, Larry Lasater died when shot on April 23, 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers while serving with the Pittsburg, California Police Department.

Wallace, your sacrifice is not forgotten. Rest in Peace. Your memory is honored and revered 59 years after your death and will continue to be. This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Wallace gave to his community and the citizens of Virginia, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 23, 1951.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 23, 2010

 

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