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Sergeant Timothy Simpson | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


Timothy Simpson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, November 17, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 387

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 40 years

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Sergeant Timothy Simpson was killed when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

At approximately 10:30 pm, Sergeant Simpson was en route to a robbery call when his patrol car was involved in a collision with a vehicle at the intersection of Allegheny and Aramingo Avenues. He was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

It was determined that the operator of the vehicle that struck Sergeant Simpson's patrol car was intoxicated and he was taken into custody. The driver pled guilty to the criminal killing of Sergeant Simpson on October 17, 2011, and was sentenced to 19 to 40 years in state prison.

Sergeant Simpson had served with the Philadelphia Police Department 24th District for 20 years hand had previously served with the United States Army Military Police Corps. He is survived by his wife and three children.

On May 3, 2008 Sergeant Simpson's former patrol partner, Sergeant Stephen Liczbinski, was shot and killed in the line of duty.

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End of Watch: Saturday, May 3, 2008
Cause: Gunfire

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