Sheriff Thompson Brooks Simkins

Sheriff Thompson Brooks Simkins

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, December 29, 1899

Thompson Brooks Simkins

Sheriff Thompson Simkins was shot and killed while he and his deputies attempted to arrest a man for murder.

The suspect was shot and killed by the other deputies.

Sheriff Simkins had been with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department for 13 years and was survived by his wife and five children. He is buried in the Roseland Cemetery in Monticello, Florida.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

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