Police Officer Paul J. Simard

Police Officer Paul J. Simard

Lewiston Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Monday, July 7, 1958

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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Although I am more than twice the age you were on your last day with us, July 7th, 1958, I remember how proud you were to wear the blue uniform of the LPD and to go to work 'to serve and to protect' every day. My Hero, My Dad....Love you forever, Claudette

Claudette Joline Simard

May 19, 2016

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