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


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: Shot and killed

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Investigator Wallace Simpson was shot and killed by an escaped mental patient from the Central State Hospital near Petersburg, Virginia.

The suspect had fled while participating in a work crew on the hospital's farm. He 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.

Investigator Simpson was survived by his wife.

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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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