Policeman David M. Simpson

Policeman David M. Simpson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, September 21, 1912

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David M. Simpson

Policeman Simpson was stabbed to death by a man running amuck with a knife. When Policeman Simpson, in plain cloths, grabbed the man he stabbed him. The suspect was arrested by other officers and identified by Policeman Simpson before he succumbed to his wound.

During his trial the suspect said he thought Policeman Simpson was one of a group of men who attacked him minutes earlier. He was acquitted.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years, 1 month
  • Badge 136

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Acquitted

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 21, 2020

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