Policeman Robert Simons

Policeman Robert Simons

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, February 17, 1909

Robert Simons

Policeman Robert Simons was struck and killed by a Reading Railroad freight train while searching the freight yards near South 52nd Street in the Gray's Ferry area of Philadelphia.

He and another officer were searching for a man wanted in Wilmington, Delaware, for a stabbing. Detectives in Wilmington believed the man was heading to Philadelphia on a freight train and alerted police to search for him. Policeman Simons and a second officer were both struck by the train. The other officer suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Policeman Simons had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 3218

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Policeman Simons. Thanks for your service to the city of brotherly love.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 17, 2018

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