Patrolman John W. Simpson

Patrolman John W. Simpson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, July 28, 1919

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John W. Simpson

Patrolman John W. Simpson was shot and killed at the 31st Street Station during a race riot.

Patrolman Simpson was assigned to the 3rd Precinct and is buried at Lincoln Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4774

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Unknown

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 28, 2020

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