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Marshal William Simpson | New Miami Police Department, Ohio New Miami Police Department, Ohio

Marshal

William Simpson

New Miami Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 17, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 64

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 1960

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Marshal William Simpson was shot and killed after he and a deputy marshal interrupted three juveniles who were attempting to loot a slot machine. Four suspects, including the one who shot Marshal Simpson, were apprehended.

The shooter was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled April 21, 1960. Two others were convicted of second degree murder. Both were paroled in 1954. The fourth suspect served five years at the Ohio Boy's Industrial School.

Marshal Simpson had served with the New Miami Police Department and St. Clair Township for 20 years. He was a widower and survived by his seven daughters, three sisters, two brothers, and ten grandchildren. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery Hamilton, Ohio.

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RIP Brother, "We'll take it from here." Thank you for your service and commitment to the New Miami community.

Patrolman N. Koroscil
New Miami Police Department
September 20, 2014

 

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