Police Officer Paul J. Simard

Police Officer Paul J. Simard

Lewiston Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Monday, July 7, 1958

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Paul J. Simard

Officer Simard was shot and killed after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance where shots were being fired. When Officer Simard arrived he confronted a 14 year old female who shot and killed him. The suspect was sentenced to 10 years after being convicted of manslaughter. She was released form prison on June 6, 1966.

Officer Simard was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 45

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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God Bless you and your family. Your daughters are as proud of you as I am. You have your life in honor and duty. So terrible that the 14 year old that took your life received such a light sentence. Hopefully she will never forget her deadly sin. 8 years in custody is a miscarriage of justice.

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July 7, 2021

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