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Special Officer Tipton M. Simmons | El Campo Police Department, Texas El Campo Police Department, Texas

Special Officer

Tipton M. Simmons

El Campo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 17, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Special Officer Tipton Simmons was stabbed to death after arresting a woman at a dance hall in El Campo.

He had responded to the dance hall to investigate reports of a large disturbance. As he walked the woman outside he was surrounded by a large group of people who then attacked him with razors and knifes. He suffered a stab wound in his groin area that severed his femoral artery. He succumbed to his wounds before other officers arrived at the scene.

Seven people were arrested and charged with Officer Simmons' murder. Four were ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison and one was sentenced to 40 years. The outcome of the other two cases is unknown.

Officer Simmons was a WWI veteran.

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Officer Simmons,
On today, the 81st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during WW I.


United States Border Patrol
June 17, 2017


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