Bio & Incident Details
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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.