Deputy Sheriff Samuel Boyd Simpson

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Boyd Simpson

Bartow County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, August 29, 1970

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Samuel Boyd Simpson

Deputy Simpson was shot and killed as he and another deputy attempted to serve a warrant. The other deputy was also wounded but survived.

The suspect was convicted of Deputy Simpson's murder but was released after serving only 12 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released after 12 years

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I came to work with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office in Sept, 1984 19years after you were killed in the line of duty. I was new to Bartow County and had not heard of the tragic way you had died, but almost as soon as I was hired by the Sheriff, the story of your death was told to me. I've been with Bartow County 31 years it's been 50 since you death and we are still talking about that night. You are not forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff Dale Henderson
Bartow County Sheriff's Office

September 16, 2015

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