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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Rest in peace Officer Simard. Even a fourteen year old female must face the consequences for her actions. Yours sir were gallant.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 5, 2018

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