Chief of Police James E. Simpson

Chief of Police James E. Simpson

Lebanon Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, February 7, 1984

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James E. Simpson

Chief of Police Jim Simpson suffered a fatal heart attack while at the police station at 401 South Jefferson Avenue in Lebanon.

He was transported to Breech Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Chief Simpson had served with the Lebanon Police Department for 21 years and had previously served with the Springfield Police Department and St. Louis Police Department. He was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, and three grandchildren.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Chief Simpson,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lebanon. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 7, 2024

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